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Lalani of the Distant Sea

Lalani of the Distant Sea

About the Book

Author: Erin Entrada Kelly

Age Range: 7-11 Years

Publisher: Piccadilly Press

Price: £6.99

Review

Life is difficult on the island of Sanlagita. To the west looms a vengeful mountain, one that threatens to collapse and bury the village at any moment.

To the north, a dangerous fog swallows sailors who dare to venture out. The women live in fear of the deadly mender’s disease, spread by the sharp needles they use to repair the men’s fishing nets.

When Lalani Sarita’s mother pricks her finger and falls ill, she gives her 12-year-old daughter a daunting task – leave Sanlagita and find the riches of the legendary Mount Isa, which towers on an island to the north.

But generations of men and boys have died on the same quest. So how can a timid young girl survive the epic tests of the archipelago? And how will she manage without Veyda, her best friend?

Inspired by Filipino folklore, this is an engrossing fantasy is for readers of nine years and above.

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