Parent reviews for Nim's Island

Common Sense says

Lighthearted, satisfying survival story.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 5 reviews
Parent of a 6 and 8-year-old Written bypeony April 9, 2008

Great read for young independent readers

A fun, exciting read: great choice for a young
independent reader.

If a kid is young enough that the story is being read to them, and sensitive, be aware that Nim's mother is dead (swallowed by a whale who was scared by an obnoxious tourist group), and that Nim is alone on an island while her father is in (mild) peril lost at sea.
Parent of a 3 and 7-year-old Written bySusan L. February 10, 2015
The self-reliant, brave and kind Nim was a pleasure to follow through this adventure.

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Positive Messages
Parent of a 3 and 7-year-old Written byKaffeeKatz January 3, 2012

Great series, original and charming

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Educational Value
Positive Messages
Positive role models
Parent of a 8 and 10-year-old Written byJojano April 1, 2011

Fun to read the book together and then watch the movie

Although this book is easy enough for both of my kids to read to themselves (ages 7 & 9), I read this book aloud to them. We thought it would be fun to read the book and then rent the movie. We were right! So fun to compare and contrast a book and movie together as a family.

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Positive role models