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Description - Victory by Susan Cooper

Two children cross an ocean, two hundred years apart. One is Sam Robbins, a powder monkey aboard H.M.S.Victory, the ship in which Lord Nelson will die a hero s death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The other is Molly Jennings, a present-day English girl transplanted from London to America, fighting a battle of her own against loss and loneliness. his extraordinary time-shifting adventure tells the interwoven stories of Sam and Molly, linked by a mystery. Sam is a farm boy, press ganged to serve in the Royal Navy. In the dangerous world of a warship enduring the Napoleonic Wars, he meets both cruelty and kindness, and survives a fearsome battle whose echoes reach through the years to involve Molly as well. Like him, she has lost her childhood but will find her future, with help from a very unexpected source. Two lives joined forever by the touch of Nelson, the greatest sailor of all time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780552554152
ISBN-10: 0552554154
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Corgi Childrens
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper is a world-renowned author of children's books. Born in 1935 and brought up in England, she worked as a journalist before moving to America, where she now lives. Her fabulous Dark is Rising sequence has won the Newbery Medal and been twice nominated for the Carnegie Medal. s well as writing novels, Susan Cooper also writes successful plays, and screenplays for film and television.

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