John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie. He's a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?
In a walled English village crouched at the edge of a North American wilderness believed to be inhabited by monsters and devil-worshipping savages, Will Poole has a different way of thinking. He finds everything about his home confining and longs for the freedom of the untracked forest. While hunting a black she-wolf that has been raiding the plantation’s flocks, he encounters Squamiset, an English-speaking native who has a profound impact on his life. Will is reprimanded by John E. Rockingham, the formidable Governor of the plantation, for fraternizing with heathens. Ignoring the Governor’s warning, Will is caught and imprisoned along with a childhood friend accused of murder. When Squamiset rescues them and the three renegades flee Rockingham’s wrath, Will’s life takes a radical turn as he discovers that his fate is linked with the native people and his destiny is intertwined with the mystical spirits of the New World.
Will Poole’s Island is a tale of friendship, adventure, mystery, and wonder in which a young man discovers that he is destined for more than the narrow existence his culture and upbringing led him to expect.
This time, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back.
The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can’t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship?
With real historical photographs to put young readers right in the action, plus back matter that separates fact from fiction, The Titanic Mission tells the story of the ship’s fateful last voyage like you’ve never seen it before.