Shadows on The Sea

Shadows on The Sea

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Shadows on The Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow

1942.
The United States is at war with Germany. Fourteen-year-old Jill Winter's mother is traveling to Newfoundland to be with Jill's sick uncle and must pass through the treacherous North Atlantic where German submarines — U-boats — stalk like wolves. Jill's father, a famous pop singer, is on tour, so Jill is sent to Winter Haven, Maine, to stay with Nana.
Quarry, a local boy, says that "gossip ain't never been so good," and Jill soon discovers he's right — Winter Haven is full of secrets and rumors. First there's Wendy, a teenager who's visiting her aunt Adrie, the owner of a local inn, and who tells so many fanciful stories and secrets, it's hard to know what's true. Then there are the Crystals, a snobbish girls' club, who blackball Wendy because of a dark secret they reveal to Jill. Even Nana seems to be keeping secrets — with her German friend Ida Wilmar! Who's a friend and who's an enemy?
As German subs torpedo American and Canadian ships off the Maine coast, Jill is anxious for her mother's safety. Her fears are heightened when she finds a wounded pigeon with the message Sonnabend iv attached to its leg! When Nana and Ida Wilmar whisper to each other and Jill hears that same word — Sonnabend — she determines to uncover the truth behind the mysteries in Winter Haven. But she soon finds herself in grave danger when she uncovers the biggest secret of all — and must run for her life!
Based on startling historical events that took place in the harbors of Maine during World War II, Shadows on the Sea is a fast-paced mystery that will keep readers guessing from beginning to end.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689849268
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Edition description: First
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,314,507
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Joan Hiatt Harlow is the author of several popular historical novels including Secret of the Night Ponies, Shadows on the Sea, Midnight Rider, Star in the Storm, Joshua’s Song, and Thunder from the Sea. Ms. Harlow lives in Venice, Florida. For more information, visit her at JoanHiattHarlow.com.

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Shadows on the Sea 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great with suspense and mistory with friends and their families and the town.It is also in World War II and that makes it better with a rokcstar for a dad and a mom going across dangerous seas Jill winters go to stay with her grandmother and thats where it all starts
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shadows on the Sea by Joan Hiatt Harlow Reviewed by: Magdalene Economou Worry, worry, worry. That is all Jill Winters is thinking about. Jill Winters is an extraordinary character created by Joan Hiatt Harlow in Shadows on the Sea an exhilarating novel in which you will want to keep reading. Jill Winters has every reason to feel worried. She lives in the middle of World War II. Her mother has to go and visit her sick brother across the seas. Jill¿s father, a famous singer suggests that she go to her grandmother¿s house in Maine. Jill makes friends there. Everything goes fine until she finds a mysterious carrier pigeon with a German message tied to its leg: Sonnabend Iv. Now Jill can trust no one. Will Jill figure out the message and help the police? Or will she just get herself in danger? A heart pounding story that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. This book is action packed and filled with adventure. This book speaks to you and looks you right in the eye. It sends a message to you about love, friendship, and trust. In some parts the author even used different languages. This book is definitely recommended for children 10 and over. This book will make you appreciate your friends and family and readers will realize how important they are. Read Shadows on the Sea and make yourself feel like you are actually in the middle of World War II.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because i read this book in my class its the best book EVER!!!!!!!!!!!! It haslots of feelings. Go joan harllow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it and could not put it down i really agree that there should be a sequel to the wonderful SHADOWS ON THE SEA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book because at first i wanted nothing to do with historical fiction untill i was assigned a book report on historical fiction book and i read Blown away also by joan and i loved it so much that i wanted to read more by herand then i read this.
Reads_a_lot More than 1 year ago
Now, let me tell you, I almost never read these type of books. I took one look at this book and said, "Boring." Well, I was wrong, and happy to be so. My friends gave me this book, so I started reading it. I couldn't put it down! It was very well written, with mystery and suspense. The ending made me crazy, the way it left it with those unanswered questions, but not crazy enough to hate it, like I have few other books. All in all, it was a great book and most surely worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much that I would recommend it to anyone. I am so hoping that they have a sequel. You will enjoy this book. I guarantee it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. There was a lot of mystery and excitement thoughout the entire story, and the ending left me wondering if maybe there will be a sequel. If there is, you be I'll be purchasing it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend told me to read this book because it was in maine and i was born in maine. This book is so amazing and you with not want to put this book down until you are finish. This book i think is for 4 grade and up. I say that because then you can understand it more. Because if you are younger you will have questions and those are so very annoying. And im not kidding about that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book gave md so much insp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really amazing. I wont spoil the end, but there should be a sequal to answer some unanswered situations.
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The title of this book is Shadows on the Sea, written by Joan Hiatt Harlow. It was published in 2010 and is a Fictional book. The story is about a fourteen year old girl named Jill Winters who is sent to Maine to stay with her Nana while her father, a pop singer, is on tour and her mother, is traveling to Newfoundland. Jill is very worried for her mother's safety because the Atlantic Ocean which she is traveling through has German submarines (U-Boats) swimming everywhere. Jill meets a boy named Quarry, who soon become good friends. There is so much gossip and rumors flying around that Jill doesn't know who to believe, her friends and family or complete strangers. I highly recommend this book because it keeps you on the edge of you seat from beginning to end. It was very interesting learning the information that was transferred between countries and the big secrets and gossip that went around in such a small town. The way this book affected me is the way Jill has so much courage to do what she believes is right and will help others. In this story, the characters are likeable for the most part because the author has both good and bad characters. This relates to our everyday life, dealing with people that are either just disagreeing with us or even wanting to harm us physically. Joan Hiatt Harlow makes the characters and some of the plot a lot like reality, which made this book very interesting to read. The theme of the book is traditional and original at the same time. Because the author uses real life stories and historical facts and just adds and omits parts and makes it amazing. The way the author does this shows how talented of a writer is and that she knows how to keep a reader's attention very well. The plot of the story was very well thought out. The introduction, climax, suspense and conclusion are used just how a good story would be. It starts out simple, but gets interesting and suspenseful and you will be shocked and relieved at the same time when it gets to the end! The way dialogue is used to create meaning is, it shows how people react and relate to certain situations. The way they talk to each other can make a difference on how you understand and see the story. The setting plays a significant role in the book because it takes place in a small town and relates to the average middle-class American's lifestyle. It also show how being courageous, even though it could be risking you own life, is worth it for the safety of loved ones. I recommend this book if you are interested in mysterious fictional books. I don't read that much because reading isn't really a hobby of mine but I really enjoyed this book, and I would read it again.
reader247 More than 1 year ago
This book was so surprising. At first i wasn't interested in it but one day i got bored and picked it up. As soon as i picked it up i couldn't put it down. I loved the way the story came out. Jill finds a wonunded carrier pigeon with a coded message attached to the leg. This only begins the mysteries Jill finds. Eventually, she uncovers them. She might something along the way. SOmeone she least expects is invovled in the mysteries and crimes. Who could it be?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is cool, but the ending wasn't surprising. other than that I like this book. it was a great book. A real HF.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Shadows on the Sea was very perpicable. It had some interesting parts, but none that really enthused me. It was medeokre.