The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons: The Emerald Shore (Hardcover)
Readers who love seafaring adventures like Avi’s The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or the American Girl books will love Barbara Mariconda’s The Emerald Shore. This book is the marvelous conclusion to the Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons trilogy, a series that Newbery Award–winning author Katherine Applegate calls “a grand and adventurous tale.”
Lucy is trapped between two powerful magics. The glittering magic that’s protected her ever since her parents died, and the dark magic of the Simmons family curse. Lucy’s fight to survive the curse has led her to sail on an epic journey across the globe. Now finding Mary Maude Lee’s stolen pirate treasure on the rocky shores of Ireland is the only way for Lucy to break the curse and protect herself and everyone she loves.
But time is running out. Danger looms closer than ever before, and Lucy will need courage stronger than magic to save herself from the fate that awaits her.
When she isn't writing, Barbara Mariconda spends her time empowering the next generation of authors in classrooms today through her company, Empowering Writers. She has authored scores of books for children and their teachers and is continually inspired by travel around the world. She lives in Connecticut with her faithful shih tzu, Little Man. The Emerald Shore is the final book in the Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons series.
“Teens who have enjoyed joining in on Lucy’s rollicking ride over the last two books in this trilogy will be delighted with their experience in the final story in this trilogy.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A grand and a good finale for Lucy et al.” — Kirkus
“Magic and a magical creature help Lucy along the way to the satisfying conclusion during which all questions about each character are answered. As in the previous books, the pace is fast and action-packed with just a hint of romance for the protagonist.” — School Library Journal
Praise for The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons series: “Lucy is an intrepid heroine with a swashbuckling spirit and a sailor’s heart. A grand and adventurous tale, as magical and mysterious as the sea itself.” — Katherine Applegate, Newbery award-winning author of The One and Only Ivan
“In this riveting story, landlubbers and seafarers alike will find a song of loss, courage, loyalty and magic—altogether wonderful!” — Kathi Appelt, author of the Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award finalist The Underneath
“A thrilling, magical story with a feisty, unforgettable heroine.” — Patricia Reilly Giff, author of Newbery Honor book Lily’s Crossing and the Polk Street School series
“Storms and high seas, a mysterious house and a more mysterious ship, a magical sparkling cloud that brings new hope—they are all here. This novel is a hymn to courage, with a tempo that turns the pages, a rhythm that stirs the spirit.” — Gary D. Schmidt, National Book Award finalist and author of the Newbery Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
“Highly dramatic and visually stunning.” — Kirkus Reviews
“The world of ships and sailing comes to life with Mariconda’s rich details.” — Sacramento Book Review