by Susan Cooper

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ISBN-13: 9781442458970
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 462,414
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Susan Cooper is one of our foremost children’s authors; her classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising has sold millions of copies worldwide. Her many books have won the Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and been shortlisted five times for the Carnegie Medal. She combines fantasy with history in Victory (a Washington Post Top Ten for Children novel), King of Shadows and Ghost Hawk, and her magical The Boggart and the Monster, second in a trilogy, won the Scottish Arts Council’s Children’s Book Award. Susan Cooper lives on a saltmarsh island in Massachusetts, and you can visit her online at

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"A vivid historical tale within the framework of a compelling modern story." - Booklist, starred review

"[A] compelling, tautly rigged tale." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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Victory 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 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
sirfurboy on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Molly is an English girl starting a new life in modern day America. Sam is an 11 year old country boy who is pressed into service upon HMS Victory at the turn of the 19th century. Two threads of a story that drift together when Molly finds a very special book in a second hand bookshop one wet day. In the course of the book the reader is transported back to the Battle of Trafalgar. An enjoyable read with plenty of good historical detail and a mystery to resolve itself.I am so glad that Susan Cooper is writing books again. I think I have read everything she has written, and every book is enjoyable and of a high standard. This book is no exception, and this is as ever a good young adult book.But, in fact, when reading into this period of history, I would rater [Powder Monkey] by Paul Dowswell a little more highly. There is even more historical detail in that book, and the story was every bit as good. If you want to read just one book about life aboard a ship in Nelson's day, read "Powder Monkey". But if you want to read a very good story, this one is worth it too.
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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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.