by Woodruff, Elvira.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Woodruff
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Woodruff
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Children Fiction J WOODRUFF
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J WOODRUFF
Award-winning author Elvira Woodruff has written a harrowing novel about an eleven-year-old orphan boy on a stormy sea -- and the charming daredevil who befriends him in England in 1695.

When a storm brings down his father's boat, Digory Beale is forced to leave home to discover his fate. For if Digory has been orphaned, he can never go home again.
On his journey, Digory becomes the apprentice to Henry Winstanly, whose life's obsession is to save sailors' lives. Digory must face his fears of the sea to help Henry bring candles to the lighthouse he's built on a killer reef. But who could have known the force of a monster storm heading their way? In this poignant page-turner, Digory comes to understand the many facets of courage -- and what it means to be a true hero.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In early-eighteenth-century Cornwall, Digory Beale sets off to Plymouth to see if he can find his sailor father, who has gone missing after a storm. His little brother joins him, but once in Plymouth, the boys are falsely accused of theft. The eccentric inventor Henry Winstanley, who was one of the most famous persons in England during his lifetime, rescues the brothers from the gallows, and Digory is hired as Winstanley's apprentice. All seems well until a huge storm threatens Winstanley's greatest creation, a lighthouse on a dangerous reef, and Digory joins his employer in a dangerous fight to save the amazing landmark that has rescued so many sailors. Woodruff is best at capturing the perilous existence of the impoverished people on the Cornish coast, adding authenticity with many colorful local expressions. Readers who look for action and suspense will find it here, and they'll connect with Digory, who struggles to find the courage to save his illustrious boss and his famous creation.--Morning, Todd Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Winstanley, Henry, -- 1644-1703 -- Juvenile fiction.
Winstanley, Henry, -- 1644-1703 -- Fiction.
Eddystone Lighthouse (England) -- Juvenile fiction.
Eddystone Lighthouse (England) -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Lighthouses -- Juvenile fiction.
Architects -- Juvenile fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Lighthouses -- Fiction.
Architects -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Juvenile fiction.
Great Britain -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Scholastic Press,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xiii, 224 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-224).
ISBN 9780439677035
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