Book Summary:
Ever since her family moved to a small island in Maine to run Beaver Lodge Hannah wanted a dog to explore the island with. When the family dog Missy has puppies her parents let her keep one that she names Hunter. Hannah and her brother Walt are both homeschooled. Between doing her school work and helping her mom run the lodge she has many adventures with her mischievous dog. She also experiences the normal ups and downs of having a big brother.
This book is written by Eric Wiggins, a former pastor, schoolteacher, and news reporter from Maine. He bases Hannah and Walts personalities on Christian youth he knew from his own small town. He named “Hannah” after some of his relatives but his biggest inspiration for her personality came from Hannah of the Bible who displayed great faith and courage.

Joy’s review:
Hannah is at that age right before teen and experiencing all that goes with growing up and maturing. She also is noticing changes in how her brother is acting and treating her. The family’s relationships are based on their faith and how God would want them to deal with the situations that come up in life. I can really identify with the difficulties and joys that Hannah goes through in figuring out how to deal with an older brother as I have three of them.  She also learns quickly that owning a dog has many challenges. Her Beagle, Hunter, keeps her busy and teaches her that she has to be responsible for her dogs behavior as well as her own. I would recommend this book for the ages between 9-12. I plan on letting my daughter who is also homeschooled read this and give her own review.

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback:152 pages
  • Publisher: Emerald Books (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:1883002249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883002244


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  1. We read the entire Hannah's Island series several years ago and really enjoyed them.

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