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Lawrence, Iain.
New York : Delacorte, 2005
ISBN 0385901100
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When we last saw young Tom Tin in Lawrence's The Convicts, he was on his way to Australia on a prison ship.  His friend Midgely and the other juvenile convicts are also on their way to the prison.  But Tom's father is now the captain of the ship and he is determined to find a way to help Tom and Midge out of this situation.  But they can't let anyone know that Tom is the captain's son.  Midge has come up with an idea based on a book he has read.  They will take the longboat off the ship and sail to an island to await Tom's father.  Of course, nothing goes as planned and now Tom and Midge are at the mercy of an old convict who they find on the island.  Is he also an escapee from justice?  Is he really a killer?  And are the stories about headhunters and cannibals really true?  Join Tom and Midge on a very suspenseful voyage.
SUBJECTS:    Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
                        Ocean travel -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Prisoners -- Fiction.
                        Fate and fatalism -- Fiction.
                        Islands of the Pacific -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.


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