Fourteen-year-old Al is spending the summer on the shores of Ontario's James Bay with his eccentric archaeologist father. On their last day there, Al paddles his canoe away from the rocky, tree-lined shore and is strangely overtaken by a thick fog.

Disoriented as the mist rolls over him, Al is startled to see an old-fashioned sailing ship in the distance. From his father's work, he recognizes the vessel as the Discovery, whose captain was the ill-fated Henry Hudson who disappeared in 1611. Is this a group of historical re-enactors, a ghostly apparition or has Al somehow slipped through time back to the early 17th century?

Al has the chance to discover the answer to a four-hundred-year-old mystery, but how can he avoid being caught up in this ancient tragedy—and even if does, how will he ever get back to his own time to tell anyone? (Age 10 and up)

"Once again, John Wilson brings alive the past.This is a gripping adventure and successful time slip fantasy that will have middle and high school students glued to the pages." Resource Links

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