Jacob’s Landing

Daphne Greer

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ISBN: 9781771082792

Jacob’s Landing

  Author:   Daphne Greer    

Coping with the recent death of his father, twelve-year-old Jacob Mosher is sent to spend the summer with his aging, estranged (and strange!) grandparents in rural Newport Landing, Nova Scotia. Reluctantly, he trades the security of his foster mum in “Upper Canada” for a blind grandfather, Frank, who dresses like a sea captain and conducts flag-raising ceremonies, and a quirky grandmother, Pearl, who sometimes forgets her dentures and has Jacob running in circles.

Jacob has two short months to figure out how to deal with his ailing grandfather, the surging Avon River tides, and the family secret that’s haunting his newfound grandparents. He didn’t expect so much danger and mystery to be lurking in tiny Newport Landing.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771082792
Item NB1147
Published onApril 6 2015
Language eng
Pages 160
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.75(in) x 5.25(in)
Shipping weight182(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Daphne Greer graduated from Mount St. Vincent University with a Bachelor of Child Study. She is the author of Maxed Out, a 2013 nominee for best quick read by the American Library Association, the sequel, Camped Out, a 2018-19 Hackmatack nominee, and Jacob's Landing, which was nominated for the Silver Birch Award. She lives in Newport Landing, Nova Scotia, with her husband and four daughters. Visit her at daphnegreer.com.

Award Winners & Nominees


Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards (English Fiction)Shortlisted

Shortlisted Silver Birch Award (OLA Forest of Reading)