The Lost Island of Tamarind by Nadia Aguiar
Maya and Simon Nelson and baby Penny are lost at sea without their parents. When they end up on a mysterious island that is not on the map, Maya and Simon know they are in for an adventure that they could never have imagined. They explore the island with the help of Helix, an island boy.
Finding there parents turns out to be hard than they thought. They must avoid vines that grab you if you run, hungry jaguars, and an evil women who captures children to work in mines. All the while, the mystery of their parents disappearence grows deeper when they discover a magical mineral that lives deep under the soil of the island. Can the Nelson children find their parents? Will they be safe anywhere on the island of Tamarind?
Next book: Secrets of Tamarind
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