The Floating Island

The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme (Volume 1 of 5)

Elizabeth Haydon

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The Floating Island, the first volume in Elizabeth Haydon’s critically-acclaimed The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series for middle grade readers, is now available with a stunning new cover

Charles Magnus Ven Polypheme—known as Ven—is the youngest son of a long line of famous shipwrights. He dreams not of building ships, but of sailing them to far-off lands where magic thrives. Ven gets his chance when he is chosen to direct the Inspection of his family’s latest ship—and sets sail on the journey of a lifetime.

Attacked by fire pirates, lost at sea and near death, Ven is rescued by a passing ship on its way to the Island of Serendair. Thankful to be alive, little does Ven know that the pirate attack—and his subsequent rescue—may not have been an accident. Shadowy figures are hunting for the famed Floating Island, the only source of the mystical Water of Life. They think Ven can lead them to this treasure and will stop at nothing to get it—even murder….

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Praise for The Floating Island

“A delightful epic fantasy that will attract a readership both older and younger than the target audience.” —Booklist, starred review


“Haydon’s fantastical universe [...] is filled with fun details, interesting characters, fast-paced adventure, snappy dialogue, and plenty of humor and heart.”
School Library Journal


“Haydon spins a story both warm and thrilling.” —Publishers Weekly


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Elizabeth Haydon

ELIZABETH HAYDON is the author of the bestselling Symphony of Ages epic fantasy series. She is also the author of The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme for young readers. She lives on the East Coast with her husband and three children.

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
May 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765375902
ISBN10: 0765375907
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages, 20-25 black-and-white illustrations
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$7.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
April 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765347725
ISBN10: 0765347725
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 3/16 x 7 5/8 inches, 368 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$5.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
August 2006
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429912433
ISBN10: 142991243X
368 pages
Age Range: 10 to 18
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$5.70
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