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Hydrofoil Mystery

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  161 ratings  ·  4 reviews
is 1915, and Canada is embroiled in the First World War. The East Coast is under threat from German U-boats that are sinking ships and endangering coastal towns. It all seems very far away from the life of fifteen-year-old William McCracken — a Halifax lad who has developed a taste for gambling and tough ways.

William thinks he has a summer of mischief ahead of him until h
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 15th 2000 by Puffin (first published February 25th 1999)
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Allegra Hailey Green
This is historical fiction at it's finest! One of my favourite books as a teen - it made me want to learn about history, Alexander Graham Bell, the east coast of Canada, and science. Isn't that the purpose of books - to ignite passion?? I adore Eric Walters writing style - suspenseful, thoughtful, and humourous when needed. I remember being totally enthralled in this story, 5 stars.
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It is 1915, and Canada is embroiled in the First World War. The East Coast is under threat from German U-boats that are sinking ships and endangering coastal towns. It all seems very far away from the life of fifteen-year-old William McCracken - a Halifax lad who has developed a taste for gambling and tough ways.

William thinks he has a summer of mischief ahead of him until he discovers that his mother has arranged for him to spend the season working with an inventor by the name of Alexander Grah
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Mar 07, 2007 Farrokh rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: how like the biography of Bell
This book is a mystery but it pretend that it happened I mean that it was written with the real history invents. The mystery is happened during the WW2 and it explained the reality of sailors’ life on that time.
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it was in my3 books ever
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