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A Stranger Came Ashore (Harper Trophy Book)
A Stranger Came Ashore (Harper Trophy Book) by Mollie Hunter 0064400824 9780064400824
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A Stranger Came Ashore (Harper Trophy Book) by Mollie Hunter

A wild, stormy night . . . <P>A shipwreck . . . <P>The sudden appearance of a stranger . . . <P>That is how it all begins. The stranger is Finn Learson, a young and handsome man who seems to be the only survivor of the wreck. Finn Learson is charming and generous, and the Henderson family gladly give him shelter. Only young Robbie Henderson does not trust Finn Learson and his oddly unsettling secret smile. Robbie is sure that he is hiding something--but what? <P>The clues Robbie finds are mysterious: Finn Learsons love of dancing; an ancient gold coin that Finn gives to the family; strange omens in the ashes of a fire; and beautiful young Elspeth Hendersons increasingly odd behavior. Then, in one frightening moment, Robbie recalls his grandfathers warning and discovers at last the terrible, incredible truth about Finn Learson. And Robbie knows its up to him to save his sister . . . before its too late. Only 12-year-old Robbie knows that the mysterious Finn Learson is the evil Great Selkie, the seal-man,of Shetland Islands legend. Phoenix Award winning author Mollie Hunter has written another suspense story finely laced with folklore; her storytelling is as spontaneous as it is irresistible. H. Sure to keep readers spellbound. SLJ. <P> Notable Children s Books of 1971-1975 (ALA)<BR>1976 Boston Globe Horn Book Award Honor Book for Fiction<BR>Best Books of 1975 (SLJ)<BR>Outstanding Childrens Books of 1975 (NYT)<BR>Childrens Books of 1975 (Library of Congress) <BR>Kirkus Choice 1975

Author: Mollie Hunter

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 176

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 1977-04-06

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0064400824

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