Maria's Island

Hardback edition released 03/06/2021

by Victoria Hislop

Maria's Island Synopsis

A dramatic and moving story set in the same world as the international bestseller The Island from the celebrated novelist Victoria Hislop. The absorbing story of the Cretan village of Plaka and the tiny, deserted island of Spinalonga - Greece's former leper colony - is told to us by Maria Petrakis, one of the children in the original version of The Island. She tells us of the ancient and misunderstood disease of leprosy, exploring the themes of stigma, shame and the treatment of those who are different, which are as relevant for children as adults. Gill Smith's rich, full-colour illustrations will transport the reader to the timeless and beautiful Greek landscape and Mediterranean seascape.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781406399073
Publication date: 3rd June 2021
Author: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Primary Genre Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781529504118
Publication date: 07/07/2022
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406399073
Publication date: 03/06/2021
Format: Hardback

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About Victoria Hislop

Victoria Hislop worked in publishing, PR and as a journalist before becoming a novelist. Her adult fiction books include The Island, The Return and, most recently, Those Who Are Loved, all of which have been bestsellers. She divides her time between Kent and Greece, and this is her first book for children.

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