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.
“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.”
“A thrilling, magical story with a feisty, unforgettable heroine. I couldn’t put this book down.”
“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!”
“Highly dramatic and visually stunning.”
“The world of ships and sailing comes to life with Mariconda’s rich details.”