Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Gravesavers by Sheree Fitch
Eleven-year-old Cinnamon "Minn" Hotchkiss is sent to stay with her cranky grandmother in Nova Scotia when her mother has trouble recovering from a stillbirth. Minn finds a human skull on the beach and learns from her grandmother about an 1873 shipwreck in which 544 lives were lost. The graveyard where they were buried is being washed out to sea and Minn decides to do something about this. Both entertaining and poignant, this book is suited to readers in Grade 4 to 7. I was glad to find Percy Bysshe Shelley quoted within!