Island Living


FACES Magazine February 2022. Islands can be tropical or arctic or anywhere in between. Living on an island has its own challenges and rewards.

I land on islands with this stand-alone edition of FACES Magazine. Explore islands around the world – hot ones, cold ones, volcano ones… and learn who (and what) live on them.


Meet the tree kangaroo—a mix of a kangaroo, a koala, and a bear—and can only be found on the northeast coast of Papa New Guinea. Or meet lemurs, who reside only in Madagascar. But there is more to these islands than just mesmerizing animals. They are populated with all sorts of people who have their own customs, foods, and ways of life. Or they are used for scientific research. Or, they’re just a home to a lot of cats. Take a fascinating tour of the islands of our world with FACES Magazine.


Enjoy features including:

  • Quenching an Island’s Thirst by Deepa Jain
  • Not All Islands Are Tropical by “Polar Pat” Betteley
  • How Volcanoes Rock Our World by Pat Betteley
  • Nyam: Eating Jamaican-style by Cyndy Hall
  • Madagascar: The One-of-a-kind Island by Pat Betteley
  • Celebrate Indonesia by Kay Honeyman
  • Growing Up on the Isle of Mull by Hayley Kim
  • Meow! Welcome to Cat Island by Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • The Boy Who Found the Light retold by Pat Betteley


Regular features of FACES Magazine include High Five, At a Glance, Critter Corner, Where in the World, A Closer Look, Your Turn, Dear Kylie, Art Connection, Say What?, One Last Face, Contest, and a crossword puzzle.