By (author) Curtis Parkinson
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Storm-Blast by Curtis Parkinson
Book DescriptionShortlisted for the 2005-2006 Red Cedar Book Award, Fiction Selected by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association as one of the PSLA YA Top Forty Fiction Titles 2003 The prospect of spending summer vacation sailing in the Grenadines with his cousin Matt and his older sister Carol wasn t an appealing one for Regan. His cousin and sister have little time for him, and the three young people never get along. Regan seems to lose every argument. Then disaster strikes the kids find themselves adrift on a dinghy with no food and little water, facing a furious tropical storm and voracious sharks. Their survival will depend on their resourcefulness and the work they accomplish together. "Storm-Blast" is a white-knuckle tale full of adventure and courage."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780887766305
(192mm x 163mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tundra Books
Publisher: Tundra Books
Publish Date: 15-May-2011
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Curtis Parkinson
Man Overboard!, Paperback (April 2012)
A World War II tale based on a true historical event follows the experiences of sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend, Adam, who while performing summer job duties on a ship on the St. Lawrence River discover that a German agent is on board.
Castle on Deadman's Island, Paperback / softback (May 2011)» View all books by Curtis Parkinson
When the owner of the castle on Deadman's Island dies, his bizarre will leaves it to three of his friends who hate each other. Dark schemes follow, and the curse of the castle, entrenched forever in local lore, strikes again.
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Author Biography - Curtis Parkinson
Curtis Parkinson grew up in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated from Queen s University and worked as a chemical engineer for many years. Then he moved to the Caribbean to live on a sailboat and to write. As he says: Many rejections later, the cat fell off the boat one night, and this story became my first published work, a picture book. Two more picture books and several short stories followed. "Storm-Blast," his first novel, is set in the Caribbean Sea that he learned to love and respect. Curtis Parkinson has returned to Ontario, where he lives with his wife."
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