The Mariner's Ghost

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In the early 19th century, a 14-year-old English boy floats alone in the ocean, his ship and his family lost in a great storm. The ghost of an ancient mariner appears, assuring him that he will survive and that great things await him. Rescued by an English warship, John Terrell begins a life of service in the Royal Navy. With the help of his shipmates and his ghostly mentor, his adventures begin.

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About David Allen McWhorter

A life-long lover of sailing and nautical fiction, David Allen (Al) McWhorter is a graduate
of The University of Texas at Austin where he studied media criticism and screenwriting. He
later worked in advertising and publishing before deciding to leave the corporate word behind
and pursue his love of music by teaching himself lutherie - the art of stringed instrument making.
Now owner and luthier of his own shop, SpruceHouse Ukuleles, Al divides his time between his
family, lutherie and writing. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Rick Stilson reviewed on Oct. 24, 2012

Fantastic tale of the high sea and the King's Navy and the officers! Well written and a great read for Young Adults as well as Adults.
I look forward to more of this authors work in the future. With any luck he will continue with the adventures of young Midshipman John Terrell.
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Blaine Zaid reviewed on Sep. 6, 2012

This is a very good book written in the style of Robert Louis Stevenson, and is an equally interesting and entertaining work to Treasure Island. Excellent descriptive imagery. Definitely a recommended book for children, ages 7 to 99, we used it to get away from all the sci fi / fantasy for a change, and I'm enjoying it as much as the kids.

Blaine Zaid
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Claudia Hubbard reviewed on May 10, 2010
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I really loved this story. The vivid scenes described by the author made one almost taste the salty air or feel the heat of the sun on bare skin. I am reminded of my own love of the sea and boats of all kinds, but also of being sea sick in those huge, slow waves that slowly rock you into that dizzy and swirling place you just want to move away from as quickly as possible. An amazing adventure for folks of all ages who, like Jimmy Buffet says, were born 200 years too late.
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