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Thunder from the Seaby Joan Hiatt Harlow
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andlt;Bandgt;Tom buried his face against the dog's wet fur. This was the beautiful Newfoundland dog he'd dreamed about, and now that he was really here, Tom didn't want to give him up....andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; It's 1929 and thirteen-year-old Tom Campbell has always wanted a real family in a real house and a dog of his very own. Since he was three years old, the only home Tom has known is the Mission orphanage on the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Now he's being sent far away to live and work with fisherman Enoch Murray and his wife, Fiona, on Back o' the Moon Island. andlt;BRandgt; So, Tom is amazed when, on his first time in the fishing boat and in the middle of a squall, he rescues a Newfoundland dog who seems to have come out of nowhere. Tom names the dog andlt;Iandgt;Thunder.andlt;/Iandgt; With no one to claim him, the dog fast becomes Tom's loyal and constant companion. When an earthquake strikes the area, Thunder proves himself invaluable to the family and the island, saving lives and warning of imminent danger — and it seems that Tom and Thunder might andlt;Iandgt;bothandlt;/Iandgt; have a place with the Murray family. andlt;BRandgt; But then Fiona becomes pregnant with her first child, and it looks like Thunder's owner might be found. Tom's wonderful, new world is being turned upside down. Will the Murrays still want Tom? And will Tom be forced to give up his beloved Thunder? andlt;BRandgt; From the author of the best-selling and award-winning andlt;Iandgt;Star in the Stormandlt;/Iandgt; comes this thrilling adventure tale about family, loyalty, and the special bond between a lonely young boy and a remarkable dog — a story that will leave readers cheering.
A boy builds a life-changing bond with his dog in this adventure story from the author of andlt;iandgt;Star in the Stormandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Itand#8217;s 1929, and thirteen-year-old Tom Campbell has always wanted a real family with a real house and a dog of his very own. Since he was three years old, the only home he has ever known has been the Mission orphanage.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;When he is sent to live and work with fisherman Enoch and his wife, Tom finally sees his dream within reach. And when he rescues a Newfoundland dog in the middle of a terrifying squall, Tom feels as if both he and the dog, which he names Thunder, have found a place to call home at last.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;But when Enochand#8217;s wife becomes pregnant and it looks like Thunderand#8217;s owner might be found, Tomand#8217;s wonderful new world is turned upside down. Will the Murrays still want Tom? And will Tom be forced to give up his beloved Thunder?
The bestselling author of "Star in the Storm" pens a thrilling new story about family, loyalty, and the bond between a lonely boy and a remarkable dog.
About the Author
Joan Hiatt Harlow is the author of several popular historical novels on the McElderry list, including Secret of the Night Ponies, Shadows on the Sea, Midnight Rider, Star in the Storm, Joshua's Song, and Thunder from the Sea. Ms. Harlow lives in Venice, Florida. For more information, visit her website at JoanHiattHarlow.com
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