Adventure on the high seas! WHAM! The Pliny jolts as if Black Beard himself has just punched her in the belly. Pedro and I slide and smack--bang--into the bulwark. We're grounded, cries the first mate. We've hit a shoal! In May of 1882, a large steamship ran aground off the coast of New Jersey. Elisa Carbone imagines what it was like for two boys on that ship: waking up in the middle of the night, waves crashing over the side, the storm too big to lower the lifeboats. And then the flashing of light from shore--the surfmen, true heroes of the surf, come to rescue them. The award-winning author's meticulous research combined with Nancy Carpenter's spectacular illustrations make this thrilling adventure on the high seas one t to be missed!
Elisa Carbone lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Hendricks, West Virginia. Nancy Carpenter lives in Brooklyn, New York.