It's 1935 and drama and adventure await thirteen-year old Jake as he begins his summer vacation fishing and making friends with Sharkey, the town eccentric and Mara, a new girl in town. Jake's life has been as calm as a tidal pool but he's about to be thrown into the deep end. All summer long Jake works with Sharkey and his mule, Jewel and Jewel's best friend, a dog named Rudy. He's dedicating himself to making friends with Mara a girl who has known some troubled waters. Labor Day is about to turn Jake’s life on Islamorada in the Florida Keys upside down as the Storm of the Century hits the small island town. Where is everyone? Now Jake's determination and courage will be tested. Jake, Sharkey and a lovable mule become heroes in this adventure-filled story. 272 pages Ages 9-13
Recommended by Beth Yankey, Librarian.