Jane's Island

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Jane's Island is a children's novel by Marjorie Hill Allee. The novel, illustrated by Maitland de Gorgoza, was first published in 1931 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1932.[1] The book "describes the unspoiled beauty of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where scientists study marine biology with inadequate equipment but disciplined dedication."'[2]

Plot summary[edit]

Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman spends the summer in Wood's Hole with 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist. They go on picnics and fishing expeditions while learning a lot about nature.


  1. ^ "Newbery Medal and Honor Books, 1922-Present". American Library Association. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  2. ^ "ALLEE, Marjorie Hill". Novelguide.com. 2000. Retrieved 2009-12-30.