Miranda the Castaway by James Mayhew
Miranda has been shipwrecked. She is all alone on a desert island. She waits to be rescued but no one comes. Miranda is a survivor. She sees how the animals live, and learns from them. She finds food and water and builds herself a shelter. She plants a garden. She piped water to her treehouse, and builds new rooms. Miranda loves her life on the island, till one day the sight of a passing ship makes her realize that she is lonely, and that it is time to go home...Full of ideas and information about how to survive on a desert island, this is a wonderful tale of a resourceful and clever girl who rises to an extraordinary challenge.