One day in the summer of 1917, Bridget Keats sees something new. A stranger, Jake Wiseman, has come to their small Newfoundland outport. A mysterious soldier who will not show himself, he hides away on a nearby island in the old lighthouse keeper's cottage. Some say he is a coward. Some say he was wounded and came back horribly scarred. No one knows for sure. It is Bridget Keats who must bring his food to him each day. And it is Bridget who learns the truth of what is inside the man when a terrible storm forces Jake Wiseman to make as hard a choice as he has ever made. Maxine Trottier is a prolific writer of books for young people. Born in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, she moved to Windsor, Ontario in Canada with her family.
This book has been graded for interest at 6-12 years.
There are 32 pages in this book. This book was published 2008 by Tuckamore Books .
A prolific writer and educator, Maxine Trottier makes history come alive in picture books and novels for young readers. Her award-winning titles include Claire's Gift , The Paint Box , and Prairie Willow . Maxine's books have earned the Canadian Library Association's Book of the Year, the Mr. Christie's Book Award and twice the Ontario Woman Teacher's Federation Writing Award. Born in Michigan, Maxine is a dual citizen of Canada and the U. S. and makes her home in Port Stanley, Ontario.