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There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes. Most never questioned their murderous way of life.

Then, upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship The Isle of Skye. And the youngest of its crew members, 14-year-old John Spencer, survived the wreck. But would he escape the wreckers? This is his harrowing tale.

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When a ship crashes upon the shore of the Isle of Skye, a 14-year-old survivor must continue to fight for his life against the wreckers--a coastal community of murderous people who pillage shipwrecked vessels to feed and cloth themselves and decorate their homes. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.

About the Author

Margi Preus has written many popular plays and picture books for children. She teaches a childrens literature course at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota, where she writes for Colder by the Lake Comedy Theater and also watches for whales on Lake Superior. This is her first novel. Visit her online at www.margipreus.com.

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dragonmist02, April 14, 2007 (view all comments by dragonmist02)
This book is really good, I read the second book first because the book was always out when I went to the library (I didnt know they would hold the books for you), I finally just read The Wreckers, and I wasnt disappointed, dont read the others before this one.

Enjoy.
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fallen0117, February 19, 2007 (view all comments by fallen0117)
this is a good book if u like suspence and the act of escaping. Over all this wasn't a waste of time to read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440415459
Author:
Lawrence, Iain
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Author:
Preus, Margi
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
England
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
fiction;adventure;historical fiction;ya;england;survival;pirates;sailing;historical;shipwrecks;cornwall;young adult;nautical;shipwreck;children;kids;teen;ships;sea
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series:
High Seas Trilogy
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 x 1.25 in
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , When a ship crashes upon the shore of the Isle of Skye, a 14-year-old survivor must continue to fight for his life against the wreckers--a coastal community of murderous people who pillage shipwrecked vessels to feed and cloth themselves and decorate their homes. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.
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