Thunder From the Sea

The Adventures of Jack Hoyton and the H.M.S. Defender

By Weigel, Jeff

Publishers Summary:
Illustrated in comic-book format with detailed informational sidebars, this high-concept hybrid is a fast-paced action-adventure—like a Patrick O’Brian novel for kids! Jack Hoyton is just a boy when he enlists in the Royal Navy and is assigned to the HMS Defender, a midsized frigate defending the British Isles from invasion by the French emperor Napoleon. Little could have prepared him for the hard work and danger of life on the high seas, or for the strict military discipline aboard the ship during wartime. While blockading a French port, the crew of the Defender gets into more trouble than they planned for when they are betrayed during an excursion ashore. It is up to Jack to free his imprisoned shipmates and warn the Defender that they are headed into a deadly trap!

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978-0-39925-089-7
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2010

Gr 3–6—Written in a comic-book format, this picture book tells the story of life aboard a British naval ship in 1805, the height of the Napoleonic War. Young Jack Hoyton was ship's boy on the frigate HMS Defender. While the story of the 12-year-old and his life aboard the midsize ship is fict...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Young Jack Hoyton has joined the British Royal Navy and is assigned to the frigate <i>HMS Defender</i>. Aboard the ship, he's surrounded by ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

Jack’s introduction to the HMS Defender helps readers quickly learn about the setting and get involved in the story. Nonfiction sidebars add depth to the narrative by provi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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