Diana and the Island of No Return (Wonder Woman Adventures #1)

by Aisha Saeed (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Warrior. Princess. Hero. Diana's destiny is to be the world's greatest female super hero... if she can survive this action-packed adventure!

Young Princess Diana is fierce and whip-smart, and she loves her island home of Themyscira. Her deepest wish is to be able to train with the rest of the Amazons and protect her homeland--but she's told it's out of the question. This is the year Diana hopes to persuade her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her learn how to fight when the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival to celebrate their different cultures. But at the start of the festivities, an unexpected and forbidden visitor--a boy!--brings news of an untold danger that threatens Themyscira and all of its sacred neighboring lands. It's up to Diana and her best friend, Princess Sakina, to save them, even if it means tangling with a cunning demon who reveals that a terrifying force is out to capture Diana against her will.

In the first of three high-octane, breathtaking Wonder Woman Adventures, Diana finally gets the chance to prove her worth as a warrior and save not just her friends and family but their entire way of life. As long as she can make it out alive herself....


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Kirkus Reviews

The author does an admirable job creating an adventure for young Diana to embark upon [...] a solid start to a promising middle-grade series. 

School Library Journal

Gr 3-7—Saeed's latest offering is an action-packed coming-of-age story that starts a new trilogy about a young Princess Diana who will one day become Wonder Woman. Everything is wonderful in Diana's life on Themyscira, except for the fact that her mother won't let her join the Amazons as a fighter. When the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival, Diana believes that she can finally convince her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her join the group of women warriors. That is, until an unexpected guest—a boy—ruins everything. Diana joins her friends in trying save her people while proving that she is the warrior she's always yearned to be. Saeed's Wonder Woman origin story has a lot of heart, a diverse cast, and will leave readers young and old alike believing in their ability to stand up for their truth. VERDICT A very solid purchase; hand to lovers of superheroes, coming-of-age tales, and magical adventures!—India Winslow, Cary Memorial Lib., Lexington, MA

Copyright 2020 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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"This middle grade novel packs a powerful punch [...] perfect for those seeking pure girl power and a touching story."—BookRiot
Aisha Saeed
Aisha Saeed (aishasaeed.com) also wrote the New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound, Written in the Stars, Yes No Maybe So (with Becky Albertalli), and Diana and the Island of No Return, and is a Pakistani American writer, teacher, and attorney. She has been featured on MTV, the Huffington Post, NBC and the BBC. As one of the founding members of the We Need Diverse Books Campaign, she is helping change the conversation about diverse books. Aisha lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and sons.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780593174470
Lexile Measure
610L
Guided Reading Level
S
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
July 20, 2020
Series
Wonder Woman Adventures

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