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The Wreck of the Ethie

Hilary Hyland

Nominee:Georgia Children's Book Award -Children's Book (2001)
In 1919, just before Christmas, the S.S. Ethie sets sail for St. John's Harbor, but a violent winter storm casts the steamship onto the rocky cliffs of northwest Newfoundland, threatening the passengers' survival.

Ninety-two passengers and crew, all eager to be reunited with family for the holidays, are now at the mercy of the stormy sea. Seeing the wrecked ship off the coast, a fishing family sends their dog Skipper, a hardworking and courageous Newfoundland, to brave the icy and dangerous waters to carry a lifeline from the sinking ship to shore.

In this minute-by-minute fictionalized account of the S.S. Ethie's dramatic voyage, Hillary Hyland vividly brings the adventure to life, showing the spirit of survival amongst the passengers and crew, as well as the strength and determination of a poor fishing family and their courageous dog to save those ninety-two souls.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Sep 7th, 1999
  • Pages: 115
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.11in - 6.06in - 0.37in - 0.41lb
  • EAN: 9781561451982
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Action & Adventure - GeneralAnimals - DogsAction & Adventure - Survival Stories

About the Author

Hilary Hyland is the author of the award-winning book, The Wreck of the Ethie. A popular speaker, she has given author presentations at more than two hundred schools. She lives in Virginia.

After a long career as a freelance illustrator, producing work for books and magazines, Paul Bachem now devotes his time to painting landscapes and seascapes from nature. His paintings are in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collection of the Forbes Gallery in New York City. He lives in New Jersey.

Praise for this book

"The fast-paced action, easy reading level, and black-and-white drawings will appeal to reluctant readers."--School Library Journal