by Susan Cooper
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Victory by Susan Cooper

Two Children,
Two Struggles,
One Battle...

One child is Sam Robbins, a powder monkey aboard HMS Victory, the ship in which Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson will die a hero's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The other is Molly Jennings, an English girl transplanted from London to the United States in 2006, fighting a battle of her own against loss and loneliness.

This extraordinary time-shifting adventure tells the interwoven stories of Sam and Molly, linked by a mystery. Sam is a farm boy, kidnapped at eleven years old by the "press gang" to serve in the Royal Navy. At first terrified and seasick, Sam is transformed gradually into a sailor. In the rowdy, dangerous world of a hundred-gun warship enduring the Napoleonic Wars, he meets both cruelty and kindness, and survives a fearsome battle whose echoes reach through the years to involve Molly as well. Like Sam, Molly has lost her childhood but will find her future, with help from a very unexpected source.

Separate yet together, Sam Robbins and Molly Jennings struggle through fear and excitement to a final ordeal that terrifyingly tests their courage. And the moving climax of the book shows two lives joined forever by the touch of Nelson, one of the greatest sailors of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416914778
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 06/27/2006
Edition description: Repackage
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Susan Cooper is the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor. She is also the author of Victory, a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth book and a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel; King of Shadows, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor book; The Boggart; Seaward; Ghost Hawk; and many other acclaimed novels for young readers and listeners. She lives in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at

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Victory 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is GREAT, I could not put it down. It is a 'slow' start but it is worth it. You feel like you are there with Molly in '06 and with Sam back in the 1800's. It has amazingly poetic language. It is also a mystery in itself about why Molly is so connected with Sam's life. You will find out at the end why(it is SO cool!), I don't want to ruin it for you but pay close attention to when Molly's stepfather, Carl, looks at the name 'Emma Tenning' and earlier in the book Molly's noticed about writings. From a 15 year old reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. It was suspensful and definantly a page turner. The beggining is a bit confusing but just keeping reading and everything will make sense.
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It sucks that I have to buy this book for school but based on the reviews and the main idea, it seems like its worth $6.99 ~Lil Mermaid~
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No not xavier!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like does the book have a "very" slow start? Because then i might not read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this a chat room?!? Mmm... I don't think so. So stop. Thank you.