Sophie Kirtley The Way To Impossible Island


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Born with a serious heart condition, Dara has been waiting for his Big Operation forever, and this summer it's finally going to happen. The moment his heart is fixed he'll row out to the island in the bay all by himself just like he's always dreamed. But when his op is postponed, Dara snaps. When will he get to live his real life? Maybe the adventures he dreams of are just silly fantasies. And then he finds a girl hiding in the boat shed. She wears animal skins. She has a real live pet wolf. She is, simply, impossible. Could Mothgirl really be from the Stone Age? And what is she seeking on Lathrin Island? As Dara and Mothgirl set out on a wild, windswept sea journey Dara begins to realise that when you stop worrying about what's impossible, you can do anything.

A brave, life-affirming middle-grade timeslip adventure about finding your family and finding yourself, from the author of The Wild Way Home.

About the Author

Sophie Kirtley grew up in Northern Ireland, where she spent her childhood climbing on hay bales, rolling down sand dunes and leaping the raw Atlantic waves. Nowadays she lives in Wiltshire with her husband, three children and their mini-menagerie of pets and wild things.

Sophie has always loved poems and stories: she taught English in secondary schools for many years and has worked in a theatre, a bookshop and a tiny pub where folk tell fairytales by candlelight. Sophie is a prize-winning poet and children’s author; her first book, The Wild Way Home, was shortlisted for the Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize.


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'Just finished Impossible Island and it's truly beautiful! I absolutely loved it'
- Dara McAnulty

'Dazzling storytelling'
- Hilary McKay

'A fast-paced adventure full of heart'
- Hannah Gold

'Amazing and brilliant and stupendous and all the exclamations'
- Nizrana Farook

'Beautifully written and warm and heartfelt and true'
- Thomas Taylor

'A time slip adventure that will be etched on my heart for a very, very long time'
- Rashmi Sirdeshpande

'A mind-ticklingly wondrous Stone Age adventure! A PERFECT get-away-from-it-all read'
- Eve McDonnell


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