"Where to, Will?"
Will turned to face his guardian, James Overlock.
"To the forest."
Will Poole finds everything about his home and the New Meadow Plantation confining. He longs for the freedom of the wilderness. There, in search of a black she-wolf that has been raiding the flocks, he encounters Squamiset, an English-speaking native, who has a profound impact on Will's life. Will is reprimanded by John Rockingham, the Governor of the plantation, for fraternizing with the natives, but ignores the warning and seeks Squamiset's council, only to be caught and thrown into the stockade along with a childhood friend accused of murder. When Squamiset rescues them both, and the three flee the wrath of Rockingham, Will's life takes a radical turn as he discovers that his fate is linked with the natives and his destiny is intertwined with the mystical spirits of the new world.
WILL POOLE'S ISLAND is a tale of adventure, mystery, and wonder in which a young man discovers that he is destined for more than the narrow confines of his culture and his upbringing led him to expect.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.42(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 15 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed Tim Weed’s excellently wordsmithed WILL POOLE’S ISLAND. With a strong sense of history, it provides a sense of the Puritan religion countered by Native American spirituality and mythic ethos. Will’s evolving sense of independence and rebellion against the deleterious narrow parameters of his own Puritan community lead him to a mind-broadening education and increasing respect and admiration for Mother Nature via his evolving relationship with his wise Wampanoag mentor, Squamiset. The rousing adventures of these two citizens of differing cultures make for informative and entertaining reading. I highly recommend this Cap Cod and Islands-sited superbly written piece of historical fiction. And I look forward to the arrival to our literary shores of Tim’s next novel.
I agree with Kirkus: “Immersive . . . This riveting portrayal of early Colonial New England shines a speculative but compelling light on the time and place.”