Island of the Great Yellow Ox

Island of the Great Yellow Ox Ten year old Conor is in great danger He has stumbled across the Great Yellow Ox a treasure that has been hidden for over two thousand years But two people Lady Agnes and her husband the Captain wa

  • Title: Island of the Great Yellow Ox
  • Author: Walter Macken
  • ISBN: 9780754064664
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Audio
  • Ten year old Conor is in great danger He has stumbled across the Great Yellow Ox, a treasure that has been hidden for over two thousand years But two people, Lady Agnes and her husband the Captain, want it for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it When Corner and his friends are trapped on an island, only Lady Agnes and the Captain know where they are The boysTen year old Conor is in great danger He has stumbled across the Great Yellow Ox, a treasure that has been hidden for over two thousand years But two people, Lady Agnes and her husband the Captain, want it for themselves and will stop at nothing to get it When Corner and his friends are trapped on an island, only Lady Agnes and the Captain know where they are The boys find themselves in a desperate struggle, torn between wanting to escape and wanting to save the Great Yellow Ox.

    One thought on “Island of the Great Yellow Ox”

    1. A book full of high adventure, this tale appeals because the boys are not super-heroes. They are ordinary boys with everyday lives who suddenly find themselves in the middle of a dangerous situation. They outwit the villains with everyday common sense, and don't even pound their chests with pride. As they sail home, Babo nonchalantly rides on the prized Yellow Ox. The boys just stand and stare as the throngs of people come to greet them. And Connor's thought are not centered on his heroism, but [...]

    2. I first read this book when i was 10 years' old. It enthralled me then and on second reading, it continues to delight, and has never lost its magic! I highly recommend it; difficult to find, even though it's one of Macken's best works.

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