From the author of the bestselling THE GIRL OF INK & STARS comes a moving, enthralling and heartbreaking tale of finding your way home – shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award.
‘The Island at the End of Everything is such a fiercely kind and generous book, and so finely-wrought and so full of light … brilliant.’ KATHERINE RUNDELL
‘… a beautiful, haunting tale of leprosy, lepidoptery and loyalty.’ FRANCES HARDINGE
‘Exquisite.’ EMMA CARROLL
‘Truly a stunning book.’ PETER BUNZL
Amihan lives on Culion Island, where some of the inhabitants – including her mother – have leprosy.
Ami loves her home – with its blue seas and lush forests, Culion is all she has ever known. But the arrival of malicious government official Mr Zamora changes her world forever: islanders untouched by sickness are forced to leave.
Banished across the sea, she’s desperate to return, and finds a strange and fragile hope in a colony of butterflies. Can they lead her home before it’s too late?
- The fourth children’s novel by Times number one bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave, winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year.
- From the author of A Secret of Birds & Bone, The Way Past Winter and The Deathless Girls.
- An irresistably poetic, bittersweet and heartbreaking tale of a girl finding her way back to her mother.