The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons is a beautifully written middle-grade fantasy adventure that Newbery Medal–winning author Katherine Applegate says is "as magical and mysterious as the sea itself."
Ever since her parents died, Lucy's house has magically awakened. An enchanted flute plays when danger is near. A sparkling mist unlocks drawers of family secrets. A mysterious woman named Marni arrives.
The magic helps Lucy keep her house out of the hands of her greedy Uncle Victor. As Lucy and Marni fight to stop Victor, Lucy makes unexpected friends and discovers the power of courage. But will it be enough to prevail in the face of her evil uncle?
Readers who love novels like Avi's The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or the American Girl books will love the timeless adventure in The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons.
About the Author
When she isn't writing, Barbara Mariconda spends her time empowering the next generation of authors in classrooms today through her company, Empowering Writers. She has authored scores of books for children and their teachers and is continually inspired by travel around the world. She lives in Connecticut with her faithful shih tzu, Little Man. The Emerald Shore is the final book in the Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons series.
What People are Saying About This
“A thrilling, magical story with a feisty, unforgettable heroine. I couldn’t put this book down.”
“Lucy is an intrepid heroine with a swashbuckling spirit and a sailor’s heart. A grand and adventurous tale, as magical and mysterious as the sea itself.”
“Storms and high seas, a mysterious house and a more mysterious ship, a magical sparkling cloud that brings new hope—they are all here. This novel is a hymn to courage, with a tempo that turns the pages, a rhythm that stirs the spirit.”
“In this riveting story, landlubbers and seafarers alike will find a song of loss, courage, loyalty and magic—altogether wonderful!”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought this book had an awesome heroine and i loved all the piracy and boat talk. When i found out there was a sequel i got so excited. I cant wait to read it!!!
I read this book awhile ago and still have dreams about what is going to happen next. I didn't evenknow that there was a sequel coming out, and have already preordered it. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a quick read with well developted characters and a brave heroine. This is a fasinating book and really enjoyed it! I give it a two thumbs up!!