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The Lost Island of Tamarind

The Book of Tamarind (Volume 1)

Nadia Aguiar

Square Fish

It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Welcome to Tamarind, where fish can fly, pirates control the waters, jaguars lurk, the islanders are at war, and an evil, child-stealing enchantress rules the jungle. Thirteen-year-old Maya, her younger brother, Simon, and her baby sister, Penny, have just landed their boat here after a terrible storm washed their parents overboard. After spending their entire lives at sea, it’s a relief just to be on dry land. But Tamarind is unlike anything Maya could have imagined—a place both magical and terrifying. Now Maya will be lucky just to make it to tomorrow.

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Praise for The Lost Island of Tamarind

“The book’s magic . . . lies in Aguiar’s precise, often lyrical descriptions.  A native and resident of Bermuda, she writes with authority about daily life in the tropics. . . . Aguiar uses her knack for realistic details equally well in the magical parts. . . . The Lost Island of Tamarind has a gentle spirit, tempering its dangers with warmth.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Aguiar’s exciting debut novel is a cross between Peter Pan and Lost . . . Developed with seeming ease, each new character advances the plot logically and fluidly. The storytelling, intricate as it is, builds to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. All signs point to a sequel—one that readers won’t want to miss.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Each detail of this fantasy is crafted with care; readers will be drawn into this dangerous, magical world where anything is possible and nothing can be fully explained . . . Young people will be transported to a world so different from the one they currently inhabit, following along as Maya and Simon escape their adversaries and struggle to survive in this hostile land.”—School Library Journal
 
“Stranded on a lost island, a teen faces nail-biting adventures searching for her missing parents in this fantasy cliffhanger. . . . As she bounces from one adventure to the next, Maya forgets all about having a normal life and longs just to have her family reunited. Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make for a smashing good read.”—Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nadia Aguiar

  • NADIA AGUIAR received a BA from McMaster University in Canada and an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia. She currently lives in Bermuda, where she was born and raised.

  • Nadia Aguiar
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The Lost Island of Tamarind

The Book of Tamarind

Nadia Aguiar

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