It could be Drift House by Dale Peck - if I remember correctly, there was a whale and some mermaids!

Keelin des Rosiers
Adult Services Librarian
Falmouth Memorial Library
207-781-2351 ext. 140
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] Searching for book title

Hi All,

I have a young patron who is looking for a book that was read aloud to him about 5 years ago. He doesn't remember the title or author but it has to do with children trapped on an island and there is either a kraken or a whale. But he is pretty sure it was a kraken.  He knows it's a chapter book but has no idea if it was middle grade or not.

Does anyone have any ideas? We have been searching goodreads/amazon and are stumped.


Jenn Ladd

Circulation Librarian

Jay-Niles Memorial Library