Vacation this summer? Let’s get purposely stranded on a tropical island!
There’s actually a lot more of the feel of the first book to this one, since they’re on the island for a few weeks without any way of getting more supplies other than what they can build and find themselves. They do have two adults along though: Grandfather and newcomer Lars Larson1–who previously got shipwrecked here … and apparently wants to go back for vacation now? Sure. And Mike again, who’s fun enough. Do any of the other children have friends to spoil with vacations from a rich grandfather?
In any case, it’s a fun enough story in an exotic locale, perfect for escapism and learning how to live off the land in a relatively safe manner. There’s a mystery, but not much of a mystery and everything ends up happy at the end. Pretty much a Boxcar Children story in a nutshell.