An unexpected treasure. A treacherous journey. A thrilling adventure that will shape her future.
Jane lives on an island of trash. And even though she has to scavenge garbage and deal with sinister robots, she still loves her home. It’s all she’s ever experienced, from her most cherished memories to her foggy past that she can’t quite remember.
But when a doll shows up in the latest batch of garbage, everything changes. Unlike the rest of the junk, the doll is in excellent condition, including its tag which reads, “Please return to Gloria Thatcher.”
Convinced it arrived by accident, Jane vows to return the doll to its rightful owner. There’s just one problem—nobody has left the island before, thanks to the tyrannical robots guarding the Docks, a dangerous place with a mysterious history.
Will Jane find safe passage to the Lands of Luxury? Will she uncover the secrets of her past?
Embark on this thrilling adventure where Jane and her friends discover the importance of hardship and the beauty in sharing stories with life’s greatest treasure—our friends and family.
Book 1 of the Lands of Luxury series.
Everything Jane finds is broken. That’s typical when you live on an island of trash. Then, one day, she finds a perfect doll, and begins her quest to reunite this perfect doll with its lost owner. As she seeks the Lands of Luxury to return the doll, Jane is forced to examine her past, the meaning of memory, and her responsibility to friends while fighting an all-powerful corporation. Please Return to the Lands of Luxury’s style is well suited for middle-grade children. Jon Tilton explores complex topics like memory loss, personal and societal responsibility in this light sci-fi story.
Best for: Middle-grade readers ready to enjoy early chapter books, fans of light sci-fi stories.
Discern: Robots endangering children in a sci-fi adventure, companies callously ignoring safety of people and animals in a dystopian setting.