Ghost Canoe by Will Hobbs

Ghost Canoe

byWill Hobbs

Paperback | July 1, 1998

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After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, Nathan McAllister, the fourteen-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, refuses to believe the authorities, who say there were no survivors. Unexplained footprints on a desolate beach, a theft at the trading post, and glimpses of a wild "hairy man" convince Nathan that someone is hiding in the remote sea caves along the coast. With his new friend, Lighthouse George, a fisherman from the famed Makah whaling tribe, Nathan paddles the fierce waters of the Pacific--fishing, hunting seals, searching for clues. Alone in the forest, Nathan discovers a ghostly canoe and a skeleton that may unlock the mystery of ancient treasure, betrayal . . .and murder.

2000-2001 Georgia's Picture Storybook Award & Georgia's Children's Book Award Masterlist

01-02 Land of Enchantment Book Award Masterlist (Gr. 6-9)

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Title:Ghost CanoeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.5 × 5.12 × 0.52 inPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0380725371

ISBN - 13:9780380725373

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Will Hobbs writes superior adventure novels for boys, including Far North and Beardance. Here he spins another gripping tale in Ghost Canoe, the story of a teenage boy’s search for shipwreck survivors. He discovers ancient buried treasure and a haunted canoe instead. With natural curiosity, kids everywhere want to read a tale of such discoveries. Ghost Canoe received the Edgar Allen Poe Best Young Adult Mystery award.

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"A riveting adventure ..." (American Bookseller)