The Adventures of Tommy Smith by Robert Sutherland

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In 1882 the S.S. Asia, a dangerously overloaded passenger ship, went down in gale-force winds in Georgian Bay, Ontario. More than 100 passengers died in the wreck. Robert Sutherland takes this historical fact and creates a gripping story for middle-grade readers. Tommy Smith, a young orphan, barely survives the sinking. He should feel lucky. But months after being nursed back to health, Tommy discovers that he’s been framed for murder. It’s a good thing everyone believes Tommy drowned in the sinking, allowing him to take on a new identity in Toronto—and a great new job with the circus. But when his past suddenly catches up with him, Tommy must run for his life in a race against time.


About Robert Sutherland

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Robert Sutherland is the author of 10 adventure novels, including Greysteel's Ghost, a Silver Birch Honour book; The Secret of Devil Lake, which won the Togi Talking Book Award (CNIB); and Son of the Hounds, which was shortlisted for the Geoffrey Bilson Award and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award. Robert Sutherland lives in Westport, Ontario.
Published June 29, 2010 by HarperCollins. 170 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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