The funny, heart-warming sequel to the acclaimed We Won an Island.
When Luna’s family won an island, their dreams came true – Luna opened a donkey sanctuary, her sister flew a plane, and her brother won a sheep pageant. But Luna’s new donkey has a mortal fear of beaches, her mum’s goat-yoga business is on the rocks, and her brother is weirder than ever! Luna’s got a brilliant plan to solve her family’s problems – it’s time to enter the movie-making business…
A laugh-out-loud story of family, fun and sunny adventures from the author of We Won An Island, one of The Telegraph’s best 50 books of 2019: “This book is definitely a bask in the sun.” Telegraph
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I do enjoy a book with a good sense of place, and We Made a Movie has that in spades. I now want to visit the island for a yoga retreat, even though I don’t enjoy yoga! I was concerned that I would be disadvantaged as I hadn’t read the prequel, We Won an Island, but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book. Lo handles sensitively and subtly filling in the series newcomer with the important facts. There are green themes aplenty, with discussions around sustainable tourism, conservation (particularly plastic waste in the sea), veganism, and an emphasis on the importance of local community and small businesses. Being set in a coastal community also has topical elements with how to attract visitors and build the economy and job opportunities for young people. The characters are well-rounded, and although the townsfolk are pitted against each other, it is clearly demonstrated that nothing is ever quite back or white - we live in shades of grey. And even those who are against the stand of our main protagonist, Luna, find ways to redeem themselves in the end. A very enjoyable read, which gives food for thought. I will happily recommend this to upper junior school age readers.
Just finished this book & I can absolutely say that We Made A Movie was worth the wait. Funny & thoroughly entertaining, I’ve gobbled it up today as I didn’t want to put it down. So good to be back in Wishnook.
We Made a Movie is a fabulous, funny, adventurous sequel to We Won an Island. You won’t be disadvantaged if you haven’t read the first book in this series as this book is a stand-alone story. Full of themes of family, community, sustainability and conservation this book will have you longing for Luna to achieve everything that she wants to in order to make the Island a better place for everyone. Luna is brave, courageous and stands up for what she believes in. The island is small, with a small community who need to work together but with difference in opinions running high about how to make this beautiful coastal area attractive to tourists to help improve the economy and jobs available for the young people. Can the community work together to make their home a better place for everyone? I adored this book and I really hope there will be a third book in the series? I think I would like to live on this island. Charlotte makes it sound like the perfect place to relax away from the busy constraints of towns and cities… I love goats but not sure about yoga… This is a perfect read for KS2 and lower KS3 esepcially readers who enjoy adventure novels.