This enhanced e-book, in celebration of Groundwood's 35th anniversary, includes a read-aloud feature of the story narrated by Tim Wynne-Jones. This fanciful nautical adventure stars a winsome cat named Zoom, who stays indoors paddling...
- Author:Wynne-Jones, Tim, Beddows, Eric, Wynne-Jones, TimSummary:
- Author:KRAKOUER, RaySummary:
Author has a personal connection to the WA wreck of the Alkimos, as the stories he recounts make clear.
- Author:Rockwood, RoySummary:
Jack and Mark encounter more dangers as they accompany Professor Henderson on his underwater expedition to the South Pole.
- Author:STEVENSON, Robert LouisSummary:
A mysterious map, pirates, and pieces of eight! When young Jim Hawkins finds a map to pirates’ gold he starts on an adventure that takes him from his English village to a desert island with the murderous Black Dog, half-mad...
- Author:Stevenson, Robert LouisSummary:
When young Jim Hawkins picks a treasure map off a dead boarder, he’s drawn into a rollicking and dangerous journey filled with buccaneers and buried treasure — but, sadly, no Muppets. Stevenson’s timeless tale has inspired generations...
- Author:REEMAN, DouglasSummary:
Drama and excitement at sea involving a flotilla of five British motor torpedo boats.
- Author:INNES, HammondSummary:
Crew of the 'Sea Witch' board a steamer bearing down on them to find a solitary man aboard. A series of events follow, culminating in a struggle for survival.
- Author:Paulsen, GarySummary:
'I am going to be cremated. I want you to take my ashes out alone on the Frog, out to sea alone, and leave me there. Take me to where you can't see land and scatter my ashes there on the water '' 14-year-old David Alspeth is the owner...
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
- Author:Conrad, JosephSummary:
This edition of Conrad's classic 1912 short story reprints the authoritative text of the 1924 Doubleday Edition together with five critical essays - all newly commissioned - that read "The Secret Sharer" from five...
- Author:HEMINGWAY, ErnestSummary:
A moving story of an aged fisherman from the Gulf Stream waters off Cuba, and of his last valiant attempt to hook a prize catch. A classic tale of man versus nature.
- Author:Conrad, JosephSummary:
The tale of a mortally ill man on a homeward bound ship and the effect he has on his ship mates.
- Author:Best, GillianSummary:
A beautifully rendered family drama set in Dover, England, between the 1940s and the present day, The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and the complex relationships she has with...
- Author:Sir Stephen King-HallSummary:
The diary of a World War One U-Boat commander. As well as being a fascinating glimpse of life on the German U-boats during the intense submarine blockade, this also reminds us there were humans involved - on both sides of the action -...
- Author:Ondaatje, MichaelSummary:
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "...
- Author:Lawrence, IainSummary:
In the eighteenth century sixteen-year-old John Spencer sails from England in his schooner, the Dragon, to the Caribbean, where he and the crew encounter pirates, fierce storms, fever, and a strange man who some fear may be cursed.
- Author:FULLERTON, AlexanderSummary:
WWII adventure suspense tale set against the backdrop of Norway, April 1940.
- Author:Anthony, ShiraSummary:
Taren Laxley has never known anything but life as a slave. When a lusty pirate kidnaps him and holds him prisoner on his ship, Taren embraces the chance to realize his dream of a seagoing life. Not only does the pirate captain offer him...
- Author:CLANCY, TomSummary:
With the Chinese invasion of the oil-rich Spratly Islands, World War III begins, and Capt. Bart Mackey is dispatched with his nuclear submarine to protect a carrier group. Fifteen fact-based mission profiles present real to life...
- Author:C. S. ForesterSummary:
His Majesty's Ship Sutherland - of two decks and seventy-four guns - is a humdrum ship of the line. But in command is none other than the heroic Captain Horatio Hornblower and, with his crew from the Lydia, look set to take on...