Jacqueline Halsey

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ISBN: 9781771086059


  Author:   Jacqueline Halsey    
  Publisher:  琉璃社区 Publishing

It’s 1773 and twelve-year-old Dougal Cameron and his whole family are set to sail away from their Scotland home forever. When tragedy strikes, the family must decide whether or not to make the trip without Dougal’s father. Once the ship departs, Dougal is drawn to the haunting sounds of the lone piper on board. (The instrument, while still illegal in their homeland at the time, was brought aboard to keep spirits up.) When a violent storm knocks the Hector two weeks off course, Dougal’s dream of becoming a piper has to take a back seat to keeping his three little sisters alive.

Author Jacqueline Halsey spares no detail in this inspiring story of the brigantine that brought the first Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia, focusing on its difficult journey, and the strong-willed and determined individuals who risked it all to call Nova Scotia home.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771086059
Item NB1286
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Publisher琉璃社区 Publishing
Published on May 16 2018
Language eng
Pages 176
Format Paperback
Dimensions7.5(in) x 5(in)
Shipping weight187(g)
Jacqueline Halsey lives with her husband, Ray, and rescue cat, Piper, in a ninety-year-old house overlooking Halifax Harbour. After a long, fun career in the children's department of Halifax Public Libraries, she now spends her time renovating the old house, writing, hiking, and enjoying the local beaches. In the summer she is an interpretive guide on historic McNabs Island and takes part in the annual beach clean-ups.

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Award Winners & Nominees

Halifax Mayor's Award for Excellence in Book Illustration

Shortlisted Atlantic Book Awards, Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration