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The Coral Island (1857)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140367616, Paperback)When the three sailor lads, Ralph, Jack and Peterkin are cast ashore after the storm, their first task is to find out whether the island is inhabited. Their next task is to find a way of staying alive. They go hunting and learn to fish, explore underwater caves and build boats - but then their island paradise is rudely disturbed by the arrival of pirates.
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YA. This story tells of three young sailors, sole survivors of a wreck, and their discovery of the enchanting beauties of the South Pacific. They learn how to live on their tropical paradise but then they are swept into adventures with bloodthirsty pirates, before sailing back to England. Idealised castaway story that inspired Golding's Lord of the Flies. 11 yrs+
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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