Stormsearch by Robert Westall

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When Tim Vaux discovers an antique model ship on the beach, it leads him into an unsolved family mystery involving a shrewd London heiress, a heartbroken drunkard, and a fanatic miser named Black Idris.
 

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Author Robert Westall was born in Tynemouth, England on October 7, 1929. He grew up during World War II and his childhood experiences inspired much of his work. He studied Fine Art at Durham University and Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London. Before becoming a full-time author in 1985, he worked as an art teacher. His first novel, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975 and won the Carnegie Medal. Some of his other awards include The Carnegie Medal in 1982 for The Scarecrows, the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat, and the Guardian Award in 1991 for The Kingdom by the Sea. He died on April 15, 1993.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Farrar Straus & Giroux (J). 123 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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After a storm unearths a scale model of a sailing ship, buried on the beach by another storm 100 years ago, Uncle Geoff restores it and, with the help of narrator Tim Vaux and some local authorities, begins to piece together a tragic story: the ship had been used to carry messages between two lov...

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While playing on the beach near his Uncle Geoff and Aunty Megan's home, Tim Vaux unearths the Ebenezer, a large scale model of a Victorian collier brig which sunk in a sea storm nearly 100 years before.

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