The Dark Frigate
Charles Boardman Hawes
Publisher: Racehorse Publishing
This Newbery Medal-winning classic of children’s literature tells a swashbuckling tale of adventure on the high seas during the Age of Sail. England, seventeenth century. When a terrible accident forces Philip Marsham to flee from London, the young orphan takes to the sea on a frigate bound for Newfoundland. As a crewmember aboard the “Rose of Devon”, Philip shows himself to be capable and brave. But his adventure takes a dangerous turn when the ship is seized by pirates! Forced to join their number, Philip finds himself thrust headlong into world of bloody battles and merciless cutthroats.