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Sinking the Dayspring

(2001)
John G. Paton
(Book 35 in the Trailblazer series)
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Working at the docks is a dangerous occupation--especially for someone who doesn't know how to swim. But it's all Kevin Gilmore can do to keep himself and his ailing mother afloat. When Kevin is suddenly fired one day, their lives are dealt a terrible blow. The next thing he knows, his mother is dead, and he's on his own. All Kevin has of value are the one hundred shares he and his mother bought from a missionary raising money to build a ship called the Dayspring. The new ship will bring supplies to missionaries living on the islands of the South Sea.

When he hears that the very same missionary, John Paton, is in Australia again and ready to launch the Dayspring, Kevin goes to him to cash in his shares, but instead ends up traveling with the missionary on the boat's first trip to the islands. Will the infamous pirate ships that trade rum for goods capture them before the Dayspring is able to reach the island people?

IT'S SINK OR SWIM FOR THE BOY
WHOSE FEAR IS WATER. . . .

An adventure story, ideal for readers 8-12 years of age.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Used availability for Neta Jackson's Sinking the Dayspring

Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Library Binding

Title: Sinking the Dayspring: John G. Paton (Trailblazer Books #35)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
ISBN: 0-613-82919-0 / 978-0-613-82919-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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Paperback Editions

September 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sinking the Dayspring: Introducing John Paton (Trailblazer Books) (Volume 35)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
ISBN: 1-939445-37-X / 978-1-939445-37-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative, Inc.
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sinking the Dayspring: John G. Paton (Trailblazer Books #35)
Author(s): Dave and Neta Jackson
ISBN: 0-7642-2268-6 / 978-0-7642-2268-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bethany House
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sinking the Dayspring (Trailblazer Books Book 35)
Author(s): Dave Jackson, Neta Jackson
Publisher: Castle Rock Creative
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