Ghost Ship by Mary Higgins Clark
(Paula Wiseman Books)

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"I am so pleased to have written my first children's book and to have my dear friend Wendell Minor illustrate it. I thought it would be a daunting project, but with six grandchildren and eleven stepgrandchildren, I've been telling stories to children for a long time."

-- Mary Higgins Clark


Thomas loved his summer visits to his grandmother's on Cape Cod. He spent hours wondering about the sailing ships of the past and imagining their stories. He dreamed of being on a sailing ship himself. One afternoon after a night of terrible thunderstorms, Thomas finds, deep in the sand, a weathered, old-fashioned belt buckle. When he picks it up, a boy his own age, Silas Rich, who was a cabin boy on a ship called the Monomoy that sailed almost 250 years ago, appears. Suddenly the world of sailing ships is very near as Silas tells his tale.

Beloved and bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark tells a story of mystery and adventure that will transport readers to a time and place beyond their imaginings in her first book for children. Wendell Minor's inspired paintings make a time long ago very real.
 

About Mary Higgins Clark

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Mary Higgins Clark nació en Nueva York y cursó estudios en la Universidad de Fordham. Está considerada una de las más destacadas autoras del género de intriga, y sus obras alcanzan invariablemente los primeros puestos en las listas de bestsellers internacionales. Entre su ingente producción destacan, entre otras, El último adiós, No puedo olvidar tu rostro, Un extraño acecha, Por siempre mía , Pálida como la luna, Noche de paz, Testigo en la sombra, La estrella robada, La fuerza del engaño , En defensa propia, Dos niñas vestidas de azul y La misma canción.
 
Published November 23, 2010 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books. 40 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The prolific author of adult novels turns her hand to children's literature with a ghostly picture-book story.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Ghost Ship (Paula Wiseman Books)

Publishers Weekly

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Bestselling adult author Clark's debut children's book meshes two eras, each depicted by Minor (Lucky ) in finely detailed, light-infused paintings. Moder

Feb 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Ghost Ship (Paula Wiseman Books)

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The ghostly boy introduces himself as Silas, a cabin boy on Hallett's ship, then explains that the lighthouse outside Thomas's grandmother's home did not exist in the days when Hallett sailed—and that he and his peers had to do some quick thinking to save the Captain from shipwreckers one night.

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Children's picture book, ages 4-8 Prolific and first-rate author Mary Higgins Clark has turn...

Mar 23 2007 | Read Full Review of Ghost Ship (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Ghost Ship is the story of Thomas, a nine-year-old who is visiting his grandmother on Cape Cod.

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Gather Books

As a boy I always loved stories of sailors and pirates, and I think this is a story children will find appealing.

Apr 11 2007 | Read Full Review of Ghost Ship (Paula Wiseman Books)

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Furthermore, in mid-tale, Thomas's thoughts go to a portrait of the captain that his grandmother had sent to be restored -- a portrait that appears in the story's final scenes, complete with the grandmother drawing attention to the belt buckle, asking Thomas to remember how it looked before it wa...

Apr 18 2007 | Read Full Review of Ghost Ship (Paula Wiseman Books)

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