HarperCollins (Pymble, NSW), May 2002
Paperback (144pp, 210x136mm) $13.95
They were searching for a place to call home.
Michel was happy living with his family on a remote island off the coast of France. Even if he sometimes dreamt of sailing the ocean on a wonderful ship like the Captain's White Ship, his days were too full of fishing and chores to think about it much. But one day disaster strikes the island. Michel and the other children are forced to flee from Catherine de Medici's soldiers on the White Ship and look for a new land to call home.
Finally Michel's dream has come true — but at what cost? And, what's more, something strange has begun to happen to the White Ship: the ship never weighs anchor, no one grows any older, and they never sight land. What's happening to them? And why is Michel haunted by bizarre dreams of an island in a distant southern land and a girl called Rachel?
It takes a catastrophe for Michel to discover the truth behind the White Ship's endless journey and to solve the mystery of Rachel and the strange southern land.
The White Ship is a story of religious persecution, friendship, and an idealism that stretches over four hundred years; but most of all, it's a story about the search for safe harbour and a place to call home.
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