There was once a village bred by evil. On the barren coast of Cornwall, England, lived a community who prayed for shipwrecks, a community who lured storm-tossed ships to crash upon the sharp rocks of their shore. They fed and clothed themselves with the loot salvaged from the wreckage; dead sailors' tools and trinkets became decorations for their homes. Most never questioned their murderous way of life.
Then, upon that pirates' shore crashed the ship The Isle of Skye. And the youngest of its crew members, 14-year-old John Spencer, survived the wreck. But would he escape the wreckers? This is his harrowing tale.
NOMINEE 2001 - Arizona Young Readers Award
WINNER 1999 - ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers
WINNER 1999 - ALA Best Books for Young Adults
WINNER 1999 - Maine Student Book Master List
NOMINEE 2003 - Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award
WINNER 1999 - Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People
WINNER 2000 - Texas Lone Star Reading List