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Oliver's Surprise

(2008)
A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938
(A book in the Oliver series)
A novel by

 
 
Longing to feel closer to his favorite grandfather, Oliver skips school on a sparkling September afternoon and hides out on a tired schooner. When he wakes up on the ways of his grandfather's boatyard and realizes he's been transported back to 1938, he must decide what to do before the dangerous hurricane he'd been studying in school hits.

While the main character is a 12 year old boy, Oliver's story, and the story of a powerful weather event that still reverberates along the east coast, is more than appropriate for an adult audience.

Written by a 2004 Olympian in sailing, this charming story includes 8 original illustrations, a glossary of nautical terms and a short history of the Great Hurricane of 1938 that devastated the eastern seaboard. September 2008 marked the 70th anniversary of the storm.

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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Oliver's Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938
Author(s): Carol Newman Cronin
ISBN: 1-934848-62-X / 978-1-934848-62-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: GemmaMedia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Oliver's Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner and the Great Hurricane of 1938
Author(s): Carol Newman Cronin
ISBN: 1-934848-08-5 / 978-1-934848-08-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: GemmaMedia
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Oliver's Surprise: A Boy, a Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938
Author(s): Carol Newman Cronin
ISBN: 1-4178-3068-9 / 978-1-4178-3068-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Oliver's Surprise: A Boy, A Schooner, and the Great Hurricane of 1938
Author(s): Carol Newman Cronin
Publisher: Gemma
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA