Treasure Chest
Ghost Canoe

After a sailing ship breaks up on the rocks off Washington's storm-tossed Cape Flattery, Nathan MacAllister, the 14-year-old son of the lighthouse keeper, refuses to believe the authorities, who say there were no survivors. Unexplained footprints on a desolate beach, a theft at the trading post, and glimpses of a wild “hairy man” convince Nathan that someone is hiding in the remote sea caves along the coast. With his new friend, Lighthouse George, a fisherman from the famed Makah whaling tribe, Nathan paddles the fierce waters of the Pacific—fishing, hunting seals, searching for clues. Alone in the forest, Nathan discovers a ghostly canoe and a skeleton that may unlock this mystery of ancient treasure, betrayal . . . and murder.

Awards and Honors for Ghost Canoe

Winner, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Best Young Adult Mystery
Pick of the Lists, American Booksellers
Winner, Colorado Book Award (Colorado Center for the Book)
Books for the Teen Age, New York Public Library
VOYA “Books in the Middle” Outstanding Titles of l997

Ghost Canoe
Publisher: HarperCollins
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