The Island Queen by Ballantyne, R. M.

The Island Queen

byBallantyne, R. M.

Kobo ebook | February 4, 2015

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In "The Island Queen," Paulina, Dominick and Otto Rigonda manage to escape in a life boat after their ship is destroyed at sea, and soon find themselves stranded on an uninhabited coral island. Thankful to be alive, they begin to explore their new island home, learning by necessity the skills required to survive. After enjoying a happy season on their own, the siblings help rescue the passengers and crew of another ship wrecked near their island during a storm. A colony is soon established, but the need for actual government quickly becomes apparent as the newcomers begin struggling and fighting amongst themselves. The biblical virtues of a godly woman begin to be felt by all, and the sailors ask the peaceable, gentle, and wise Paulina to be their "queen." Paulina consents and helps govern the new colony with the assistance, oversight and protection of her brothers. Join the Rigondas and their new friends as they struggle to survive and return home in "The Island Queen."
R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer.

Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.

Title:The Island QueenFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 4, 2015Publisher:Delmarva Publications, Inc.Language:English

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