Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 1990.
The Seahawk looms against a darkening sky, black and sinister. Manned by an angry, motley crew at the mercy of a ruthless captain, the rat-infested ship reeks of squalor, despair … and mutiny! It is no place for the lone passenger, thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle, yet for her there is no turning back. At first a trapped and powerless young girl, Charlotte dares to become the center of a daring and deadly voyage that will challenge her courage, her loyalties, and her very will to survive!Alone on the brig Seahawk with a mutinous crew and a ruthless, mad captain, thirteen-year-old Charlotte bravely survives a dangerous high-sea voyage-but not before she is wrongfully accused of murder, tried, and sentenced to hang!
The deep bond between a boy and his grandfather may be the only thing that can save the old man’s life when he suffers a heart attack. But first the boy must overcome his feelings of helplessness and guilt.
With the imaginative assistance of Dooley, the nephew of a local nurse who knows a mysterious ritual called “soul switching,” the narrator discovers, in a reluctant flight to the farthest edges of faith, the miraculous and healing power of love.
In the best literary tradition of Truman Capote and Carson McCullers, award-winning novelist Bruce Brooks tells this spellbinding tale with a compassionate understanding of the capacity of children to transcend pain with amazing grace.