Chasing the Phantom Ship

Deborah Toogood

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Chasing the Phantom Ship

  Author:   Deborah Toogood    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Matt Simmons has two weeks left of summer before starting grade six. He wants to enjoy that time with his best friends, Danny and Emma, but has to include his younger cousin Adam who is visiting. Trapped on a sandbar in the middle of the night, Matt and Adam see a ghostly, burning schooner before a silent old man rescues them. Matt is determined to unravel the mystery and reluctantly lets Adam join in. With Danny and Emma, they visit Danny’s grandpa, a retired sea captain. He warns them to leave the ghosts and mysteries of the sea alone, but the four friends ignore him. Setting out on a midnight boat trip to find the phantom ship, even little Adam proves a useful part of the team. But how dangerous is the ship, and who else is lurking in the waters of the Northumberland Strait?

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ISBN associated with this title:9781771083829
Item NB1178
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onApril 20 2016
Language eng
Pages 140
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.5(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight140(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Deborah Toogood recently retired as an English-language teacher. Growing up in New Brunswick, she spent her summers on the beach with her brothers. In later years, she enjoyed summers on the Northumberland shore of Nova Scotia with her two children. Chasing the Phantom Ship is her first novel. She lives in Halifax.

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Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards (English Fiction)