Elemental Island
224 pages, 5 3/20 x 8 4/25
Release Date:15 May 2016

Elemental Island

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Astie has always been different. Her twelfth birthday is looming and she still has not decided on her thesis. All the Learners at the Hub picked theirs years ago. If it wasn't for her cousin, Jakob, life would be unbearable on Elemental Island. On the verge of being diagnosed with Social Syndrome, she stumbles upon Danny who has landed in a forbidden flight machine. To protect him, Astie persuades Jakob to tamper with the Overseer's memory. On the run from the Monitors together, Astie calls on her unique qualities to forge a friendship with the stranger and discover his reason for coming to the island. What she finds will shake the foundations of the place she calls home. Set on a secretive island utopia where science and logic rule, this intriguing novel explores and celebrates differences in people from an alternative perspective. It is engaging reading for children aged 8-13.
RELATED TOPICS: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kathy Hoopmann is the best-selling author of All Cats have Asperger Syndrome, Inside Asperger's Looking Out, and The Asperger Adventure series. She has won and been shortlisted for many literary awards including the CBCA Australia, a Silver Nautilus Award and an IPPY gold medal. J.S. Kiss runs her own company, Wordstringer, and works as a book coach and editor. She holds a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. She has won and been nominated or shortlisted for a number of literary awards, including the In Our Own Words competition, the Bridport Prize and the Sceptre Writing Prize.
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