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The Hydrofoil Mystery

Author: Walters, Eric Set In . . .
 Europe, Italy, Verona, France, Agincourt, Le Havre, North America, Canada, Cape Breton, USA, Arizona, Sulphur Springs valley, Verde River valley, Nova Scotia, Halifax, England, Cumbria, Florida, Key Largo, Northumberlandshire, Carlisle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Genre: Young Adult
Time Frame: Early 20th Century
Published: 1999
Description: It is 1915 and 13-year old William is sent by his mother to spend the summer working with an eccentric inventor - Alexander Graham Bell - and his crew in a tiny Nova Scotia town. They are hard at work designing and building a hydrofoil boat that they hope will help the allies defend themselves from the German U-boats that are sinking ships and threatening coastal towns during the war. William's mom is hoping that the hard work and close community will keep William, who has developed a taste for gambling and tough ways, out of trouble. But the sleeping village life William thinks he has been sentenced to turns out to be something quite different as the young boy finds himself embroiled in a deadly mystery that is plaguing the hydrofoil and its builders.

Packed with action and suspense, as well as fascinating glimpses of the past, The Hydrofoil Mystery is a wonderful adventure for any young reader. AUTHOR BIO: Eric Walters is an elementary school teacher in Mississauga who began writing as a way to encourage his students to become more enthusiastic about their creative writing. He is the author of five other children's books including Trapped In Ice, which was shortlisted for the Ruth Schwartz Award and the Silver Birch Award.

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