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Annotation: In late seventeenth-century England, eleven-year-old Digory, forced to leave his hometown after his father is lost at sea, becomes an apprentice to the architect Henry Winstanley, who built a lighthouse on the treacherous Eddystone Reef -- the very rocks that sank Digory's grandfather's ship years before.
Catalog Number: #24342
Binding Type: Perma-Bound (from Original Hardback)
Special Formats: Inventory Sale Inventory Sale
Copyright Date: 2007
Edition Date: 2008
Pages: xiii, 224 p.
Availability: Special Order Only - Contact Customer Service at +1 800 637-6581 or +1 217 243-5451
ISBN: Publisher: 0-439-67703-3 Perma-Bound: 0-605-18114-4
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-439-67703-5 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-18114-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2006010137
Dimensions: 21 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies: ALA Booklist (5/1/08) , Horn Book (8/1/08) , Kirkus Reviews , School Library Journal , Voice of Youth Advocates , Wilson's Children's Catalog , Wilson's Junior High Catalog
Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Word Count: 43,410
Reading Level: 5.3
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 5.3 / points: 7.0 / quiz: 122220 / grade: Middle Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:5.3 / points:12.0
Lexile: 810L
Award-winning author Elvira Woodruff has written a harrowing novel about an eleven-year-old orphan boy on a stormy sea -- and the charming daredevil who befriends him in England in 1695.

When a storm brings down his father's boat, Digory Beale is forced to leave home to discover his fate. For if Digory has been orphaned, he can never go home again.
On his journey, Digory becomes the apprentice to Henry Winstanly, whose life's obsession is to save sailors' lives. Digory must face his fears of the sea to help Henry bring candles to the lighthouse he's built on a killer reef. But who could have known the force of a monster storm heading their way? In this poignant page-turner, Digory comes to understand the many facets of courage -- and what it means to be a true hero.