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The wreckers / Iain Lawrence.

By: Lawrence, Iain, 1955-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Thorndike large print young adult series: Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Thorndike Press, 1999ISBN: 0786221895 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper); 9780786221899 (lg. print : hc : alk. paper).Subject(s): Large type booksGenre/Form: Large type books.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.L43545 | Wr 1999Summary: Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded.
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Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-9-The Wreckers by Iain Lawrence (Delacorte, 1998) is an adventure story in the tradition of Treasure Island and Kidnapped. Fourteen-year-old John Spencer is on his father's boat, when wreckers on the coast of Cornwall lure the ship onto their rocky shore with a false beacon. A 13-year-old girl, Mary, helps him to stay alive, find his father, and stop the wreckers from continuing these crimes. Both John and Mary are portrayed as equally brave and capable. The narrator, Ron Keith, does an extraordinary job of portraying the several accents of the region, and his narration adds immeasurably to the atmosphere of the story. At the same time, every word is always completely understandable. Listeners may have some trouble with the sailing terminology and want to consult a dictionary. The story is very exciting, and somewhat graphic and violent, with many twists and surprises. Each chapter ends on a suspenseful note. This book will be especially interesting for middle school boys, and could lead to an interest in books such as Treasure Island. An excellent choice for schools and public libraries.-Pat Griffith, Schlow Memorial Library, State College, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Iain Lawrence is a journalist, travel writer, and author. His novels include Ghost Boy, Lord of the Nutcracker Men, The Skeleton Tree, and the High Seas Trilogy. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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