One Foot Ashore

by Jacqueline Greene



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9780595396276

About the Book

Kidnapped from their parents during the Portuguese Inquisition, Maria and Isobel Ben Lazar were sent to a remote Brazilian monastery. In 1654, they escape and stow away on separate ships. Maria lands in Amsterdam, searching for 12-year-old Isobel and their parents. Befriended by the painter Rembrandt, Maria struggles to overcome her disappointments with hope and determination.

"A gripping companion book to Out of Many Waters This novel exemplifies the best of historical fiction, providing a real sense of the times, a plausible plot, and authentic characters."-Horn Book

"Adventure and history are intertwined in this engrossing story "-School Library Journal

Sydney Taylor Honor Book

ABA Pick of the Lists

About the Author

Jacqueline Dembar Greene is the award-winning author of more than twenty books and stories for young readers. She has written picture books, historical fiction, and folktales and illustrated some of her non-fiction books with original photographs. She is a former teacher and journalist and a frequent speaker to student and adult audiences. Ms. Greene lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.