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Welcome to the Island

Illustrated by Ana Sebastián

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About The Book

Meet the ever-curious Isla Verde, a young girl with a secret—she can speak with animals—in the first book of an all-new chapter book series!

Welcome to the adventurous island of Sol! For eight-year-old Isla Verde, Sol is the perfect place to live. The sun shines bright, the markets brim with delicious food and music, there are animal friends around every corner, and her best gecko buddy, Fitz, is up for almost every adventure!

Yes, Isla’s best friend is a gecko. In fact, that’s part of her big secret…she can speak to animals—and they speak right back! No one else knows about her special talent, not even Mama, Abuelo, or Abuela! But when new girl Tora moves in next door, Isla starts finding it harder to keep her secret under wraps.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Isla of Adventure chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

Excerpt

Chapter 1: Isla’s Secret

About The Author

Dela Costa loves nature, discovering new things, and spending too much time speaking to animals even though they don’t respond…yet. She lives in New York.

About The Illustrator

Ana Sebastián is an illustrator living in Spain. She studied fine arts at University of Zaragoza and Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, specializing in digital illustration and completing her education with a master’s degree in digital illustration for concept art and visual development. Her work focuses on color and light. She mainly works with her iPad Pro at her studio but sometimes you can find her working at coffee shops, in the mountains, or near the sea. Ana also likes to work with colored pencils and watercolors. When not drawing, she will probably be reading, practicing yoga, or traveling.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (December 27, 2022)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665926546
  • Grades: K - 4
  • Ages: 5 - 9
  • Lexile ® 540L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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"A well-paced adventure with simple language, this is an excellent selection for beginning readers...A charming start to a new adventure series."

– Kirkus Reviews

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