Peril at Pier Nine

Peril at Pier Nine

Book - 2007
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Fourteen-year-old Jack is a daring, impulsive boy, who lives to sail, have adventures and get into trouble. When the Noronic docks at Ward Island, he and his friends gather to admire it. But you need an invitation from one of the passengers to board the ship. So when Jack meets Henry, a lonely 13-year-old passenger from Boston, he talks Henry into inviting Jack's group on a tour of the ship. In the course of the tour, Jack and Henry become friends.

But that night, when Jack wakes up and looks out at Pier Nine and the Noronic, he sees, to his horror, that the ship is on fire and sinking. He races down to the harbour and takes out the island's only motorboat, hoping to help passengers. People are stuck on the upper deck because the only way off the ship, three decks below, is already engulfed in flames. Jack spots Henry and calls to him just as Henry's dad helps him jump into the water. Jack is able to rescue Henry and many others, although Henry's dad is lost. Jack is a hero to many, but not everyone agrees.

Peril at Pier Nine is based on a true story. On September 14, 1949, the cruise ship Noronic, caught fire with 524 passengers and 171 crew members on board. Between 118 and 139 people died. The cause of the fire was never determined.
Publisher: Regina : Coteau Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781550503760
1550503766
Branch Call Number: J DRA
Characteristics: 193 p. ; 19 cm

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silverreader
Apr 07, 2009

This is the best book I have ever read!!!

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chocolate27
Mar 31, 2009

I love the action and adventure Jack faces the more action there was the more i wanted to read it!

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SweetyPie
Mar 30, 2009

this book was very good. i liked it very much.

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TN
Mar 30, 2009

I believe that this book started off too slow. It got good in the middle but the beginning was very slow which made me not want to read it.

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player 1
Mar 30, 2009

This book isn't the best book because for some readers like me feel like it's a torture . It's because the book starts off VERY slow.

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maangel
Mar 30, 2009

i think that this book,peril at peir nine, is really cool and i like the parts where its really suspenseful and it makes me want to keep reading

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m1chae1
Mar 30, 2009

This hast to be my favorit book so far and I realy like it so I would totaly tell anyone its a realy good book and it a long and intaresting book but there is a little bit of gore so i would recomend it to pople age 7 and up and thats the end of my coment

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shoppergirl
Mar 27, 2009

I liked it.

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CuGracie
Mar 27, 2009

I like this book. Even though most people like the main character, Jack. I personally vote for Lucy Mae so to even it up so people don't become bad!!!!!

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cl
Mar 27, 2009

this book has alot of acton

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