Ghost Ship: A Cape Cod Story
Mary Higgins Clark & Wendell Minor
Simon & Schuster, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
opular mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark turns her talents to the younger crowd in this picture book adventure,
. Her story - set in times past and present - is brought to life by Wendell Minor's beautiful seaside illustrations.
homas is visiting his grandmother who lives at Cape Cod in a very old house '
that had once belonged to a sea captain.
' She tells him tales of sailing ships and shipwrecks. One day on the beach, Thomas finds an old belt buckle, that invokes the appearance of a ghostly boy his own age, Silas, once cabin boy to Captain Andrew Hallett, who owned the old house.
ilas tells Thomas of how a violent Cape storm erupted just as Captain Hallett's ship was approaching the harbor. At the same time, fire broke out and spread fast on shore. This gave a group of
their opportunity to attempt to wreck the Captain's ship and steal his cargo. Seeing what was happening, Silas organized village boys to thwart the evil plan.
ith more text than the typical picture book,
- an exciting adventure that opens a window into history - would be most suitable for kids who are almost ready for chapter books, or for reading aloud.
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