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Two Children,

Two Struggles,

One Battle...

One child is Sam Robbins, a powder monkey aboard HMS Victory, the ship in which Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson will die a hero's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The other is Molly Jennings, an English girl transplanted from London to the United States in 2006, fighting a battle of her own against loss and loneliness.

This extraordinary time-shifting adventure tells the interwoven stories of Sam and Molly, linked by a mystery. Sam is a farm boy, kidnapped at eleven years old by the "press gang" to serve in the Royal Navy. At first terrified and seasick, Sam is transformed gradually into a sailor. In the rowdy, dangerous world of a hundred-gun warship enduring the Napoleonic Wars, he meets both cruelty and kindness, and survives a fearsome battle whose echoes reach through the years to involve Molly as well. Like Sam, Molly has lost her childhood but will find her future, with help from a very unexpected source.

Separate yet together, Sam Robbins and Molly Jennings struggle through fear and excitement to a final ordeal that terrifyingly tests their courage. And the moving climax of the book shows two lives joined forever by the touch of Nelson, one of the greatest sailors of all time.

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 1-4424-8079-3 / 978-1-4424-8079-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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August 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 1-4395-4168-X / 978-1-4395-4168-5 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : USA Library Binding

Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 1-4178-2219-8 / 978-1-4178-2219-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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December 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 0-7569-8279-0 / 978-0-7569-8279-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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June 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 1-4169-1477-3 / 978-1-4169-1477-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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March 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 0-370-32891-4 / 978-0-370-32891-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bodley Head
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 1-4424-8080-7 / 978-1-4424-8080-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 0-552-55415-4 / 978-0-552-55415-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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December 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 1-4169-1478-1 / 978-1-4169-1478-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rollercoasters: Victory Reader
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 0-19-832678-5 / 978-0-19-832678-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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January 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
ISBN: 0-545-07438-X / 978-0-545-07438-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic INC
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Kindle Editions

March 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Victory
Author(s): Susan Cooper
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Availability: Amazon