Storm Canvas

Storm Canvas

Junior Literary Guild
by Armstrong Sperry
Publisher: John C. Winston
©1944, Item: 87981
Hardcover, 301 pages
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The American coast blockaded from Maine to New Orleans.
British ships-of-war cruising Long Island Sound, thicker than bones in a herring.

These might have been the headlines in that dark winter of 1814 when Jason Cobb, the young hero of the Storm Canvas, fled for his life from the inn called Spar and Binnacle. So vivid is this story of Jason's escape and capture, of his experiences aboard the U. S. frigate Thunderbolt, that you seem actually to be turning back the pages of history, meeting in person Captain Tom Blythe and Baron Dupay; the fabulous King Christophe of San Domingo; tough-fibered Sailormen and sinister traitors.

Sea battles, duels, the ruthless exactions of a sailor's calling during the war of 1812—all these pack a story which, we promise you, will hold your attention from the first page to the last. You'll follow the Thunderbolt's turbulent and triumphant course, and relish with keen pleasure the ocean-wandering wind which blows through these pages.

Armstrong Sperry is the author and illustrator of many popular books, for children and young people, one of the most recent being a winner of the Newbery Medal.

from the dust jacket

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