Pick up this book – it’s definitely worth a read!
Al Lister is canoeing on James Bay when he sees the 400 year old ship, The Discovery. Al tries to paddle back to the shore and see that it is not there. He later finds out from Henry Hudson’s son, Jack, that he’s been sent back 400 years. Jack leads Al back to his own camp where he sees the rest of Hudson’s crew. The next day in the early morning the crew is attacked by Aboriginals in which one man named Staffe is killed. Henry Hudson is too weak to go on so Al and Jack head for where Al’s camp is supposed to be 400 years later. When they stop to rest they get knocked unconscious and awake at Al’s camp tied up. Al reaches for an arrow head he had picked up earlier and starts cutting the bonds with it. One of the Aboriginals goes over and starts dancing and waving a spear. Eventually he stabs Jack in the leg. Al tells Jack the truth about himself and then climbs over the big rock that they are sitting against alone. He meets an Aboriginal warrior from a different tribe and they go back over the big rock where the warrior and his men kill the other Aboriginals. Al bumps his head and wakes up to his present time.
If ghosts and history are two of your favourite things, then Ghosts of James Bay is perfect for you! If not, then don’t bother with it. Even if you don’t like history but still like ghosts, then you might as well check it out. Ghosts of James Bay has a LOT of parts where you are completely immersed in the story, all because you want to figure out one thing: will Al make it back? The book has a lot of neat history related things like how he meets Henry Hudson and sees The Discovery. So if you’re interested, buy it, or pick it up from your local library!
Will Al Make it Back Alive?
When a young boy named Al Lister is canoeing alone on James Bay, he finds that a ghost ship, The Discovery from hundreds of years ago is floating in the distance. He is completely confused when he tries to paddle back to his camp on the shore and finds that it isn’t there. He soon finds that he is back 400 year and has met Henry Hudson. Will Al survive and find out what happened to Hudson? Or will he never escape time’s cold grasp?