Scar Island


Product Details

$16.99  $15.80
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
5.8 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Gemeinhart is a teacher-librarian and father of three daughters. His debut novel, The Honest Truth, was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, an Best Book of the Month, and an Indie Next List pick. His follow-up, Some Kind of Courage, was met with critical acclaim, garnering two starred reviews. Dan lives with his family in Cashmere, Washington. Visit him at


Praise for Scar Island

* "It's grotesque, compelling, over-the-top, yet fully realized . . . Children who respond to it well will read it over and over again." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for The Honest Truth

A New York Times Editors' Choice selection

An Best Book of the Month

An Indie Next List selection

*"An emotionally hard-hitting survival story... A gripping page-turner." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"An impressive combination of suspenseful adventure thriller and cancer narrative... Touching but unsentimental, this is a deeply moving adventure." -- Booklist

"Gemeinhart presents a rousingly riveting two-hanky read." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Some Kind of Courage

*"This is true adventure with strong underpinnings of moral courage and love... Poignant and real." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"Exhilarating and enthralling, Courage promises even the most reluctant readers a breakneck adventure that will keep them turning the pages with utter devotion." -- Booklist, starred review

"This is a terrific book, morally thoughtful and wonderfully well told, that 9- to 14-year-olds are likely to cover at a gallop." -- The Wall Street Journal