“Lost On Hope Island” is a tale about two children cast away on a deserted island. It’s written by Patricia Harman and is intended for youngsters ages 7 -12. It’s a suspenseful story of how two children manage to survive on their own.
Youngsters in the target age group will love this book – because it’s all about children being resourceful and overcoming great challenges. Even though I’m way beyond the target age group, I really enjoyed reading it, and find that I don’t want to miss the sequel 🙂
One of the things I like best in the book, is the way the children learn to live with the island goats to survive. The description of the goats and their behaviors are so realistic!
In addition to the wonderful story, there are illustrations and sidebars throughout the book that describe how to actually do the survival skills that the children learn. Here’s an example of the illustration and sidebar after they learn to milk the goats:
This would be an awesome book for any youngster that loves animals, the outdoors, or has goats. It’s great as a bed time story (except that the kids won’t want you to quit reading) and would really appeal to those homesteading or learning to homestead.
Besides using the goats to survive, the ideas of self reliance and and sustainable living are integral to the story. The children learn many survival skills, including how to find, harvest, and use honey made by honey bees! So, I thought this book would be a great fit for a giveaway on Better Hens and Gardens, and Patricia graciously agreed. We’re giving away:
(1) “LOST ON HOPE ISLAND” softcover book,
(1) One pound jar of Bramblestone Farm honey,
(1) $100.00 discount on a 2017 spring Nigerian Dwarf goat buckling born on Bramblestone Farm!
Giveaway ends November 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Residents of the US only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Better Hens and Gardens is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify me within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. The book and honey offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. The $100.00 discount requires the purchase of a Nigerian Dwarf buckling from Bramblestone Farm in the spring of 2017. The winner may reserve a preferred buckling from the kidding schedule HERE. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.