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a fantastic book that takes you into a different world fo awhile.
on 17 September 2016
Jake loves his grandfather very much but cannot believe the wild stories that he tells of an orphanage that he was in before the war and the peculiar children he met there. When Abe Portman dies in quite disturbing circumstances Jake takes it rather badly and when he found a letter that had been left to him he decided to go and see if this 'island orphanage' exists. His father is a keen bird watcher and takes him to Wales to see what they find and as his father says put all this nonsense to rest at last.
Things don't quite go according to plan and Jake finds the ruins of the orphanage he assumes everyone has now died that was there as the locals don't seem to know anything about it but that isn't the case at all. This is a wonderful fantasy type book and the characters are all slightly odd but that doesn't stop you liking them. The pictures that accompany the writing are fascinating and seem to capture the feeling of the book. This is a great read whatever your age and even though it is aimed at young adult I would say read it anyway it is a breath of fresh air and takes you to another dimension for a while