The year is 1885. Ben is now five years old and living at the Wood Islands lighthouse on the Northumberland Strait. He is well known as a local hero because he saved the lighthouse keeper from a large black bear and rescued a lost little girl four years earlier. Ben is about to become even more famous as he helps rescue the crew and passengers of three iceboats during a massive blizzard. And the following summer he joins in a frantic rescue effort to save the crew and passengers of a burning ship.
Terrilyn Kerr will be launching Ben of the Island: Iceboats and Phantom Ship at 10 am on October 10 at the Murray Harbour Farmer’s Market located at Murray Harbour Community Centre. The launch will be a virtual Facebook presentation featuring the second in Terrilyn’s series about Ben the Chesapeake Bay retriever (her fourth book).
Iceboats and Phantom Ship is illustrated by Island artist Nancy Perkins who also illustrated Kerr’s Little Red Marble series.