Excellent, Intermediate, adventure, castaway, parents, Caribbean, ocean, humorous, boat, parrot
When his Aunt Julia dies, eleven-year-old Jack is taken to the Caribbean by his irresponsible parents. They have no concept of protecting or taking care of Jack, but are off on another get-rich-quick scheme. Jack is dragged along and finds himself shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. He has to figure out how to survive while he hopes for rescue. His parents eventually come looking for him, but it is through his own efforts and abilities that he manages to save himself and his parents.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Berenson Schemes: Jack the Castaway,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
2, Article 82.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss2/82