Jim Lynne is idly playing darts in Liverpool when his brother, Ted, calls him over to a table to ask a question about the ship that he is working on. It seems the ship, strangely named the 290, is not the cargo ship that people are saying it is. Whatever its purpose, it is certainly built for speed. But Jim thinks he knows that purpose: it is being built secretly for the Confederate navy.
This is the story of the intertwined fates of Ted and the 290. The ship would go down in history as one of the most famous vessels of the Civil War, the true scourge of the Azores sailing under its proper name, the Alabama. Jim, whose father is a slave trader, will have to reconcile his own hatred for slavery with his love for the ship he made and the Captain who sails her. Thankfully, destiny will give him a chance to do just that . . .
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Scott O’Dell (1898–1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this book several years ago and really enjoyed it. I searched for it for years, but it was out of print. I was thrilled when it was rereleased. This is a quick read that will hook any fan of historical fiction.