Shipwreck by Maureen Jennings


byMaureen Jennings

Kobo ebook | December 12, 2011

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This high-interest, low-vocabulary novella is intended for adult basic education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) readers. A retired police detective tells a story from his family history. On a cold winter morning in 1873, a crowd gathers on the shore of a Nova Scotia fishing village. A stormy sea has thrown a ship onto the rocks. The villagers work bravely to save the ships crew, but many die. When young Will Murdoch and the local priest examine the bodies, they discover gold and diamonds. They suspect that the shipwreck was not responsible for all of the deaths. With the priests help, Willwho grows up to be a famous detectivesolves his first mystery. 

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Title:ShipwreckFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:Grass Roots PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926583523

ISBN - 13:9781926583525

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Customer Reviews of Shipwreck


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice History !!! A very enjoyable book capturing the life of young William Murdoch. I loved the reflections from his descendants - more of this type of book would be nice too.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting follow up to Murdoch and how he became a detective. very folksy in writing and dialogue...easy read but enjoyable
Date published: 2014-04-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shipwreck An interesting short story prequel to the Detective Murdoch series by Maureen Jennings. A nice quick read.
Date published: 2013-12-27