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“The well-designed volume clearly depicts the extent of the devastation in both words and photographs . . . . As usual, this author's source notes and use of primary sources serves as a model of nonfiction writing.” –Shelf Awareness* “Riveting.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review“Disasters make for gripping reading, and this account of the huge explosion of a munitions ship and its devastating effects in Halifax Harbor, Canada, in 1917 tells the dramatic history with clear detailed facts.” —Booklist“Halifax does indeed have a story to tell, but Walker once again proves that it’s her consummate gifts as a storyteller that breathe life into the tale.” —The Horn Book“This tragic, but well-told story belongs in most collections.” —School Library Journal
Sally Walker is the author of Written in Bone, Fossil Fish Found Alive, and Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, which was awarded a Sibert Medal. She lives in Illinois.
Sally M Walker
American Library Association Notable Children's Books