Charles Boardman Hawes (1889 – 1923) was a writer of fiction and nonfiction sea stories, best known for three historical novels. He died suddenly at age 34, after only two of his five books had been published. He was the first U.S.-born winner of the annual Newbery Medal, recognizing his third novel The Dark Frigate as the year's best American children's book.
In seventeenth century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. Bred to the sea, he signs on with the 'Rose of Devon,' a dark frigate bound for the quiet shores of Newfoundland.
Philip's bold spir...[SEE MORE]