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Survival: Shipwreck!

Survival: Shipwreck!

by Frieda Wishinsky

ISBN 9781443146418 Paperback
ISBN 9781443146425 Ebook
112 Pages | 5.23" x 7.56" | Ages 9 to 12
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From avalanches to shipwrecks, this brand-new fiction series hurtles its characters into dangerous situations, leaving them with only their wits and and courage to survive!

At 1:55 AM on the morning of May 29, 1914, two young friends, Sarah and Albert stand on the deck of the Empress of Ireland, a ship sailing from Canada to Liverpool, England.

But excitement soon turns to terror, as the friends feel a sharp jolt. The ship begins to tilt. People scream. Stewards order passengers to head for the lifeboats. It is a full-on nautical disaster, and only one question remains…

Will they survive?

Prais for Shipwreck

“very well written”-Manitoba Library Association


  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2016
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets: Honourable Mention, 2015

Rights Sold

  • French (N.Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic

Selling Points

  • Survival is a hot topic, particularly among boys.
  • These stories of survival have appeal locally and internationally
  • Series alternates between modern and historic settings and stories


Also by
Frieda Wishinsky

  • Alfie, No!
  • Survival: Ice Storm!
  • Survival: Hurricane!
  • Survival: Avalanche!
  • Colossal Canada

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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