Week Eleven of My #SummerofVintageKidLit – Baby Island!

by | Aug 30, 2019 | Books, Reading | 1 comment

I’m excited to begin week ten of my #SummerofVintageKidLit! If you haven’t yet heard about my summer reading challenge, you can take a look at my recent blog post that has all the details.

Last week we read Henry and the Paper Route, and you can read my quick recap in the comments of this post 🙂

This week, we’re reading Carol Ryrie Brink’s “Baby Island.” I have been discovering Carol Ryrie Brink’s delightful novels for the past few years, and I particularly enjoyed her wildly funny and sweet “Two Are Better than One” from 1968. So it is with great anticipation that I begin “Baby Island,” which both of my sisters have been recommending to me for years.

Here’s a summary about this book from Goodreads:

Twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four babies.

Happy Reading! Feel free to discuss this book by leaving a comment below, or tweet about it using the hashtag #SummerofVintageKidLit! Or join my Facebook group to be alerted of all the latest posts.

Recently Read: Up and Down the River by Rebecca Caudill, Noel Streatfeild’s Holiday Stories, The Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
Currently Reading: The Borrowers Afield by Mary Norton, The Wouldbegoods by E. Nesbit, Just Patty by Jean Webster

1 Comment

  1. Anna Rose Johnson

    UPDATE 9/6

    What a sweet story! I am so glad I added this to the reading challenge. Carol Ryrie Brink has such a masterful storytelling style, and her characters and plots are always a treat.

    I also loved that the plot of this book mirrored the story that Chrys and Cordy write in Brink’s “Two Are Better Than One.” Since that book is somewhat autobiographical, it makes it even more fun!


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