Shipwrecked! For twelve-year-old Mary Wallace and her ten-year-old sister Jean, floating on the sea in a lifeboat seems more like a dream than reality - actually, more like a nightmare. But they're not the only survivors of the ocean liner, sunk on its way to Australia. On board their tiny boat with them are four bouncing babies. Whether or not any of them will survive, though, is questionable.
Hope comes in the form of a deserted island. But will this become their home for the rest of their lives?
This is the classic tale of courage and dedication by one of the most popular authors of children's books, Carol Ryrie Brink.