This is an American novel about five country children and a school-teacher who changes their lives and opens their minds through the writings of William Shakespeare. The story takes place during World War II (1944/1945) in the quaint fishing village of Solomons, Maryland. Teacher, Bessie McMath begins a log to record events of the town and of its people taken from the writings of her students through their interpretation of Shakespeare's works. The story ends when members of the Bard Club show their spunk and become national heroes due to a bizarre series of events that lead to the capture of a German submarine.
A thriller with all the characters you want to know and follow throughout this tale of suspense and intrigue. Well rounded like a fine wine.
"St. Nick goes intergalactical... a hypothetical collaboration between Clement Clarke Moore, who wrote ‘The Night Before Christmas’, and the incomparable Dr. Suess."
--Berkshire Record, 11/26 – 12/2
"... does what a good novel should, create
character, evoke time and place, and examine moral character -- what the Mississippi was to Huck Finn, the Patuxent in Maryland is to Ebb."
--The Los Angeles Times