Cover of The Wizard Islands by Jane Yolen

Wizard Islands, The

A study of islands that have mysteries or ghost stories attached to them, and a section on disappearing or appearing islands, like Surtsey which is a volcanic island. Quackenbush used old maps and charts as well as drawings to illustrate the book. This was long a favorite of my son, Adam.

What reviewers have said:

  • “It would be hard to conceive of a more satisfactory way to spend an afternoon or an evening than in the company of Jane Yolen as she tells spellbinding stories of ghost islands, mystery islands, and disappearing islands.” –Publisher’s Weekly