Author: Elvira Woodruff
Grade Level Equivalent:
Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Changes and New Experiences, Confronting and Resolving Fears, Honor
When Digory Beal's father is lost at sea, he is forced to leave home to discover Father's fate — and his own. For if Father Kit is dead, Digory can never go home again. On his journey, Digory becomes apprentice to Henry Winstanley, an inventor and architect whose obsession is saving the lives of sailors at sea. Digory must face his fears of the sea in order to help Henry bring candles to light a lighthouse that Henry has built on a killer reef. But who could have known the force of the monster storm — part hurricane, part cyclone, part tornado— that is heading their way?
Readers will relish this poignant page-turning story of bravery, determination, and love. And they'll be inspired by the way miracles can bloom in the wake of disaster.
"...engrossing tale...there's enough natural and human drama to carry readers along." — Kirkus Reviews
Elvira Woodruff has written more than 20 books for children, including picture books, historical fiction, and light-hearted fantasy. Research for her books has taken her as far away as Italy, England, and France.