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Diana and the Island of No Return (Wonder Woman Adventures #1) (Hardcover)

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Flying chariots. Evil demons. Fierce warriors and more. For fans of fantasy, adventure or mythology, you’ll appreciate this story of twelve-year-old Diana (Wonder Woman) who, along with best friend Sakina, must help a stowaway—Augustus. The fate of all their worlds rests in their hands. An ideal read for kids who’ve just moved into middle grade.

— Susan

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Warrior. Princess. Hero. Diana's destiny is to be the world's greatest female super hero... if she can survive this action-packed adventure!

Young Princess Diana is fierce and whip-smart, and she loves her island home of Themyscira. Her deepest wish is to be able to train with the rest of the Amazons and protect her homeland--but she's told it's out of the question. This is the year Diana hopes to persuade her mother, Queen Hippolyta, to let her learn how to fight when the world's most powerful women gather on Themyscira for a festival to celebrate their different cultures.

But at the start of the festivities, an unexpected and forbidden visitor--a boy!--brings news of an untold danger that threatens Themyscira and all of its sacred neighboring lands. It's up to Diana and her best friend, Princess Sakina, to save them, even if it means tangling with a cunning demon who reveals that a terrifying force is out to capture Diana against her will.

In the first of three high-octane, breathtaking Wonder Woman Adventures, Diana finally gets the chance to prove her worth as a warrior and save not just her friends and family but their entire way of life. As long as she can make it out alive herself....

About the Author


AISHA SAEED is the New York Times bestselling author of Amal Unbound. She is a Pakistani American writer, teacher, and attorney who is also the author of Written in the Stars, Aladdin: Far from Agrabah, Yes No Maybe So (co-authored with Becky Albertalli), and Bilal Loves Daal. She has been featured on MTV, HuffPost, NBC, and the BBC. As a founding member of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books, she is helping change the conversation about diverse books. Aisha lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and sons. Find her at aishasaeed.com and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Praise For…


"The author does an admirable job creating an adventure for young Diana to embark upon [...] a solid start to a promising middle-grade series." --Kirkus Reviews

"Saeed’s Wonder Woman origin story has a lot of heart, a diverse cast, and will leave readers young and old alike believing in their ability to stand up for their truth. Hand to lovers of superheroes, coming-of-age tales, and magical adventures!" --School Library Journal 


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593174470
ISBN-10: 059317447X
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 288
Series: Wonder Woman Adventures