Secrets of Tamarind

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Square Fish, Mar 28, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 400 pages
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Three siblings must come together to save a magical island.

It's been four years since Maya, Simon, and Penny Nelson left the lost island of Tamarind. For Maya, the island is a nearly forgotten part of her childhood; for Penny, it's a secret place she can't remember, but longs to see; and for Simon, it's an adventure waiting to happen. An evil group called the Red Coral Project is lurking around the Nelson's home in Bermuda, and the children discover that the project has moved into Tamarind, and are desiccating it to ruin. Only the Nelson's can save the island.

In Tamarind, there is the mystery of the magical mineral ophalla that Red Coral is greedily mining, their old pirate ship, the Pamela Jane, and the secret of their friend Helix's parentage. This time, it is up to Simon to put the clues together, and save his sisters from the island and the nefarious Red Coral Project—and defeat Red Coral before the magnificent island is put to ruin.

Secrets of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar is a vivid story reminiscent of such classics as Peter Pan, full of adventure, magic, and haunting beauty. This is the stunning sequel to The Lost Island of Tamarind, and as Publishers Weekly stated in a starred review of Aguiar's first book, Secrets of Tamarind is a sequel "that readers won't want to miss." The adventure concludes in The Great Wave of Tamarind.

Praise for The Book of Tamarind series:

"This is a great adventure that sets the stage for a third book in the series.” —School Library Journal

"Rich descriptions and quirky characters will captivate fantasy genre fans." —Children's Literature

“Aguiar’s exciting debut novel is a cross between Peter Pan and Lost.—Publishers Weekly, starred review, for The Lost Island of Tamarind

“Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make for a smashing good read.”

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After rescuing their marine-biologist parents from a mysterious island in The Lost Island of Tamarind (2008), feisty siblings Maya, Simon and Penny encounter more amazing adventures as they return to ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

Nadia Aguiar worked in publishing in New York City for a number of years, and has also lived in Canada and London, but currently she lives on her own sub-tropical island of Bermuda, where she was born and raised. She is the author of The Lost Island of Tamarind, Secrets of Tamarind, and The Great Wave of Tamarind.

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