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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.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on April 1, 2008 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0439677033
ISBN-13: 9780439677035
5 Book Reviews
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  • Zainah Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4:57 pm
    This book will make you want to keep reading until you can't no more.
    • lion_heart
      lion_heartWednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:11 am
      I love the book because it is about a kid is afraid with water .
      • piggy155
        piggy155Monday, June 8, 2015 at 8:18 am55 stars
        This book is so good i read it in class and i fell in love with it it is such a good book.
        • awesome11
          awesome11Monday, June 8, 2015 at 8:17 am
          love this book i read it shold read it
          • dragonslay
            dragonslayMonday, June 8, 2015 at 8:15 am33 stars
            good book