Baby Island

Baby Island

Carol Ryrie Brink / Dec 12, 2019

Baby Island Twelve year old Mary Wallace and her ten year old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four b

  • Title: Baby Island
  • Author: Carol Ryrie Brink
  • ISBN: 9780590332217
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twelve year old Mary Wallace and her ten year old sister Jean survive the wreck of an ocean liner on its way to Australia and manage to make it to a seemingly deserted island in a lifeboat with four babies.

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    About "Carol Ryrie Brink"

      • Carol Ryrie Brink

        Born Caroline Ryrie, American author of over 30 juvenile and adult books Her novel Caddie Woodlawn won the 1936 Newbery Medal.Brink was orphaned by age 8 and raised by her maternal grandmother, the model for Caddie Woodlawn She started writing for her school newspapers and continued that in college She attended the University of Idaho for three years before transferring to the University of California in 1917, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1918, the same year she married Anything Can Happen on the River, Brink s first novel, was published in 1934 She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Idaho in 1965 Brink Hall, which houses the UI English Department and faculty offices, is named in her honor The children s section of the Moscow, ID Carnegie public library is also named after her.


    1. My wife read this book to me while I was driving on a roadtrip. Her mom had found her childhood copy and sent it to her. It has to be one of the most awesomely bad books ever written. It's intended for children of course, but that doesn't make it any less terrible. It's some screwy adventure tale of two young sisters on a sinking ocean liner who end up alone in a life boat with two or three babies. IT'S LIKE A DREAM COME TRUE! The older sister is quite the mother hen, while the younger, butcher [...]

    2. Oh great God! I can't believe this book is listed! I read Baby Island over and over when I was a child. I still talk about it to little kids and they all want to read it. I'm going to have to buy it. I wonder if it's as marvelous as I remember. What was not to love? Intrepid girls, charged with the care of several babies, marooned on an island! I didn't worry about those girls for one minute. I wanted to be them. A great read for a young girl.

    3. I remember my sister Teresa reading this to me one summer when Mom decided we needed to have a "rest time" every afternoon. We loved it--Baby Island, I mean, not "rest time". I just read it to Lizzy and Katie and they loved it. It appeals to the baby love that we females are born with. Since I recently read Lord of the Flies, Baby Island struck me as extremely implausible, but is a fun read.

    4. This is the first book that I remember reading on my own. I was in third grade and loved it! 5 star for a very young girl.Just read it again and it is darling.

    5. Read it on an airplane. Good, wholesome, baby-island fun. No revelations, but surely a happier way to spend a few hours than watching the new Miley Cyrus movie.

    6. I saved every penny I earned so I could buy this book in the 6th grade at book fair in school. This was the book that started it all for me. This book opened up a love for reading in me. It is still a cherrished and greatly loved book by me and I can not wait to share my old tattered copy with my granddaghter in a few years. THANK YOU Carol Ryrie Brink!

    7. Yeah, this is sort of a weird book. I get that. But I don't care. It will always have a very affectionate spot in my heart. This is the edition I had when I was a kid, and I remember always thinking that the blond girl on the cover, who I think is the big sister, looks like Tina Yothers. Love this book no matter what. (But I probably won't re-read it -- I don't need any bubbles burst.)

    8. I checked this book out from the library so many times as a young girl that the librarian eventually just gave me the book. I still have it in my home library.

    9. Awesomely bad pretty much sums it up. A ridiculous story, but at the same time a really, really fun read. It was a favorite in my childhood, and after a reread, it's still a keeper.

    10. Recommended for ages 8-12, but tentatively on my 6-year-old's reading list for this year, this book had me a little nervous, and I decided to read ahead. I was delighted by this story, written back in the 1930s, about two sisters whose fondness for babysitting gets them into thrilling adventures as they are shipwrecked with four babies. I've read the first couple of chapters aloud to my two girls (6 and 4), and they are enchanted. It appeals to their love of wee ones--as Mary, the elder sister, [...]

    11. We expected to enjoy this book so much more than did. We so enjoyed 'Winter Cottage ' we had high expectations of this one.Two girls without a mother are going to join their father who has lived in Australia for some time, when a storm causes the the girls and four babies to be cast off alone in a life boat. This idea has so much potential for an exciting story. We found that at the time this was written childcare was so different that I had to keep stopping reading to explain things my daughter [...]

    12. My 8 year old niece and I have started a book club. The first book we read was Sarah, Plain and Tall. Review to come later. The book for August is Baby Island. This has a silly title, but don't let that fool you. It is a cute and adventurous story. It takes place in the pacific ocean where Jean and Mary 10 and 12 find themselves in charge of 4 little children after a shipwreck. Their life boat was let down before it should have been, without any adult on board. They hope to find an island so tha [...]

    13. I loved this when I was little, though being Jewish, even then I was uncomfortable with the fact that the characters are missionaries. But I think every child has a shipwrecked on an island and living in a treehouse fantasy, and this certainly appeals to that. And it introduced me to the word "hardtack," the meaning of which I'm still unsure about.

    14. This was one of my very favorites as a kid. Although I'm sure it can't possibly be as good as I remember, but I'd love to read it again, just for the nostalgia.

    15. I picked this book up from the Dublin library discard shelf around the time that Harriet was a newborn. Feeling a little overwhelmed by how much attention and care she needed those first couple months, I picked up the book. It had an absurd title and was short enough to finish quickly. From the cover art, I was under the impression that Baby Island was written in the 1960s or early 1970s. Actually though it was first published in 1937.Mary and Jean on a ship bound for Australia where their fathe [...]

    16. Well, this was a delightfully nostalgic read, full of 1930s American slang and lots of young heroine chutzpah. Here is the basic premise: 2 brave sisters, Mary and Jean (ages 12 and 10, respectively) are shipwrecked on a deserted island, with four babies in tow. Yes, it may be a simple plotline, but it makes for an entertaining story! Although this was written in the 1930s, it still appeals to young readers today. I read this book with four 4th and 5th grade girls, who selected it themselves as [...]

    17. I spent the winter I was seven curled up with this book. I ordered it from a book order, and I loved it! I was a bit confused by it because it was written in the 1930s and people carry handkerchiefs and think chocolate is a major treat. I always thought it came from a different country. But anyway, that's neither here nor there. Two girls are stranded on an island with four babies. They eventually find and befriend a grumpy man who came to the island to get away from babies. Not great literature [...]

    18. As a adult I see a lot wrong with this book, realism wise. However, I read this book over and over and over again in late elementary school. I was a favorite for a long time, so my 10 year old self give is 5 stars; my adult self, not quite so many.

    19. This book is actually quite terrible--unbelievable, ridiculous, and contrived--but I read it so many times when I was a kid (ha, and even acted it out with my sister and our dolls--I was Mary) that I'm fond of it even so.

    20. This was another favorite of mine when I was a kid. I really liked the storyline and how the two girls cared for the babies.

    21. I recall this being wildly entertaining as a child, and it's just as amusing as an adult, mostly because it's the most absurd thing ever written. Prim and proper 12 yr old Mary and her 10 yr old sister, Jean, master of jaunty made-up songs and morbid comments, wake in the night to find that their ship is going down en route from San Francisco to Australia. They do what any sisters would do: rush to the cabins of the cute babies they usually watch and, finding the baby parents absent to deal with [...]

    22. This was one of my favorite books as a child. It is the story of two young girls who are shipwrecked alone with 4 babies! The girls are sweet and very motherly and do a fantastic job of caring for the children in a survivial situation. As a baby-obsessed girl myself, I found this story to be a fairy-tale! I just read it again as an adult and found it to be quite as charming as I remembered, though perhaps slightly idealistic. I'm excited for my 8-year-old to read it now!

    23. I read this one long ago! I am sure that my Grandma Hansen gave it to me for Christmas! When your grandma is a librarian you get a lot of really good books for every holiday and special occasion! I love the this story because it is so intense. I think it is great how the older girls are so resourceful and work together to take care of the little children. And then to have a happy ending! Even better! It almost sound like a fun adventure to have!

    24. I loved this book when I read it in the summer of 1950 before entering third grade. I loved babies and the idea of being shipwrecked with 4 of them Heaven. This book was responsible for my love of reading. I could never get any of my there daughters to read it, though, in spite of a generous bribe. I still re-read it occasionally and enjoy it just as much though my tastes have evolved. I love the quaint language and the illustrations. Maybe I can get my granddaughters to read it.

    25. I read this when I was about 10. I'm sure it is the most improbable story ever written, but I LOVED it. I read it over and over until it finally got lost when we moved from California to Oregon. I've wanted to find a copy ever since so I could revisit it. And really, It's by the same author as Caddie Woodlawn, how truly terrible can it be?

    26. I remember absolutely loving this book as a child. Probably around 1968. I mean I felt like I wanted to hug this book to pieces I loved it so much! And isn't that everything a child's book should be?

    27. This was to me one of the sweetist cutiest little stories I have ever read!I really think everyone should at lest read this onceIt's not about anything really special just two girls takeing care of children on an island and there adventures.

    28. One of my favorite books that I read as a child- I was probably about third grade. All of my sisters read it too. I didn't realize it was written in the 30's, which probably accounts for some of the sillier plot points, but it spawned many childhood doll games at my house.

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