The Faraway Island, by Dianne Hofmeyr, 2008 Francis Lincoln Books, 32 pages. ISBN: 1845076443
So, it just slightly based on the meager accounts of a tale that may have really happened... but still, it makes for a wonderful picture book! Perseverance, kindness, mystery... and true love bringing life to a lonely soul, all in the backdrop of the great navigations involving the Queen of Portugal herself: how can a reader resist it?
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