In 1898, twelve-year-old Ben rescues a near-drowned girl from a shipwreck off the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Although the girl, named Teetoncey, becomes part of his family, she will not utter a single word.
""A rousing adventure.""--Los Angeles Times
""Taylor has us walking the beaches, smelling the salt air and watching the sky for storm signals.""--The New York Times Book Review