Who is the mysterious Davy?
Foilhummerum Bay, Ireland, 1865
Thirteen year-old Ailish, a feisty Irish fortune-teller, is about to become part of history. She becomes
trapped on the mighty Great Eastern just as the ship sets off on its voyage to lay the very first
trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. Escape is impossible! Ailish must pretend to be a boy to keep
from being pitched into the ocean by the superstitious sailors, while dodging a dangerous
ruffian who has stolen her golden treasure. She frequently gets help from a pale young
boy named Davy, who seems to know everything about the Great Eastern, but won’t ever
come up on deck. Will Ailish’s wits, her determination, and her friendships help her to
survive the trip, find her treasure and solve the mystery of her young companion?
Ghost Messages is Jacqueline’s sixteenth book, published by Coteau Books For Kids in 2011.
Now available, with thanks to:
WordFest & First Calgary Financial bookrapport (www.bookrapport.com):
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Ghost Messages is a Silver Birch Finalist!
Ghost Messages won a Gold Medal at the Prestigious Moonbeam Awards!
‘Like a 19th-century Nancy Drew, Ailish is a compelling protagonist who consistently uses her wits
and shows an unflappable sense of loyalty and justice.’
Quill and Quire, May 2011
‘Ghost Messages is an engaging and fast-paced book that provides enough adventure and suspense
to keep readers wanting to read on. Highly Recommended.’
Canadian Materials, June 24 2011
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