Hydrofoil Mystery by Eric WaltersHydrofoil Mystery by Eric Walters

Hydrofoil Mystery

byEric Walters

Mass Market Paperback | August 5, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 45 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


It is 1915, and Canada is embroiled in the First World War. The East Coast is under threat from German U-boats that are sinking ships and endangering coastal towns. It all seems very far away from the life of fifteen-year-old William McCracken — a Halifax lad who has developed a taste for gambling and tough ways.
William thinks he has a summer of mischief ahead of him until he discovers that his mother has arranged for him to spend the season working with an inventor by the name of Alexander Graham Bell. In a Nova Scotia outport, Bell and his crew are at work on his latest invention — a hydrofoil boat that will help the Allies defend the coast from the German danger. But there's a deadly menace hovering over the project and, suddenly, William finds his "boring"summer job transformed into an action-packed race to solve a terrifying mystery.
Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...
Title:Hydrofoil MysteryFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:August 5, 2008Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143168614

ISBN - 13:9780143168614

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Historical, Gripping & Engaging Love this book. Walters is one of the best Canadian authors out there. Interesting to me at 14, but I still love it as a 24 year old. Would be great to get a high school class to read this and discuss it. Set during WWI in Nova Scotia a boy (William) spends a summer at Alexander Graham Bell's house, learning what it means to have a life that's bigger than just yourself.
Date published: 2017-05-28