Sophie Loveridge's family is uprooted from the comfort of their home in England when her eccentric father - inspired by the new novel, Robinson Crusoe - decides to move the family to the New World so he can write an epic poem about surviving the rugged winter conditions. When the only help they have - a skillful fisherman - dies, it is up to Sophie and her mother to make sure the family survives until the spring, when the next fishing boat will arrive in their isolated cove.
JAN ANDREWS's own family has roots in the West Country of England, where Sophie Loveridge is from."I seem to know how Sophie feels and thinks better than I have done with any other character I have created so far," says Jan. Her books have been shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award, selected by the International Youth Library, and chosen as an ALA Notable. Her previous books include Pa's Harvest, The Auction and Very Last First Time.