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About The Book
Thomas loved his summer visits to his grandmother's on Cape Cod. He spent hours wondering about the sailing ships of the past and imagining their stories. He dreamed of being on a sailing ship himself. One afternoon after a night of terrible thunderstorms, Thomas finds, deep in the sand, a weathered, old-fashioned belt buckle. When he picks it up, a boy his own age, Silas Rich, who was a cabin boy on a ship called the Monomoy that sailed almost 250 years ago, appears. Suddenly the world of sailing ships is very near as Silas tells his tale.
Beloved and bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark tells a story of mystery and adventure that will transport readers to a time and place beyond their imaginings in her first book for children. Wendell Minor's inspired paintings make a time long ago very real.
About The Illustrator
Wendell Minor has illustrated dozens of picture books, and his work has won countless awards and is in permanent collections of such institutions as the Museum of American Illustration and the Library of Congress. His cover illustrations have graced some of the most significant novels of our time by authors such as Toni Morrison, David McCullough, and James Michener. He lives in Washington, Connecticut. Visit him online at MinorArt.com.
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 3, 2007)
- Length: 40 pages
- ISBN13: 9781416935148
- Grades: 1 - 5
- Ages: 6 - 10
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Awards and Honors
- Bank Street Best Books of the Year
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- Book Cover Image (jpg): Ghost Ship Hardcover 9781416935148(2.1 MB)
- Author Photo (jpg): Mary Higgins Clark Photograph © Bernard Vidal(0.1 MB)
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