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Oliver's Surprise

Oliver's Surprise

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Oliver's Surprise

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Catalog # 9781934848081

September 21, 1938... a hurricane hits with no warning. It was the first major hurricane to strike the east coast in 70 years. Now, on the 70th anniversary of the storm, sailing superstar Carol Newman Cronin has published a story about a young boy who transcends time in her native Jamestown, RI. A member of the elite US Sailing Team from 2001-2007, Cronin has used her sailing passion to paint a picture of Jamestown just days before the Storm of '38 hit New England. Longing to feel closer to his favorite grandfather, Oliver skips school on a sparkling September afternoon and hides out on a tired schooner. When he wakes up on the ways of his grandfather's boatyard and realizes he's been transported back to 1938, he must decide what to do before the dangerous hurricane he'd been studying in school hits. While the main character is a 12 year old boy, Oliver's story, and the story of a powerful weather event, is more than appropriate for an adult audience. Oliver's Surprise is enriched by a glossary of terms, maps, and a helpful short history of the hurricane. With this tender rendition, a new generation learns about the effects of a powerful storm that devastated the Eastern seaboard.

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