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An exciting tale of friendship and adventure from a much-loved author. Gracie and Daniel have been warned to stay away from the Birdman and his side of the island. But one day they find a mysterious message in the sand, and realise that the Birdman is not who they thought. Before long, they build up a firm friendship with him. But should they believe the Birdman’s story that the island is cursed? Set on a remote island against the backdrop of World War I, this story will enchant young readers.
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March 9th, 2017
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AR book level: 5.2; Middle years; 6.0 points
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