Finn's Ship - an adventure story for young people

In Book 1 of Finn's Travels, Finn skates his way across Germany, seeking his father's treasure

Fourteen-year-old Finn has never been on a cruise ship before, much less stowed away on one. He’s never impersonated a fairy tale character, sought lost treasure or gotten to know his real dad. Summer visits to family in Germany are normally highlighted by skateboarding, playing soccer with cousins, and getting spoiled by his grandparents.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious foreigner hands Finn his father’s diary. He and best friend Burrito seek Finn’s previously unknown inheritance — a fortune in Nazi Gold.

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Questions kids ask about Finn’s Ship

Q. How long did it take you to write Finn’s Ship?

A. About two years

Q. Who is your illustrator?

A. My cousin Amy Lohman, a middle school teacher, drew the pictures for me. Aren’t they wonderful?

Q. Where did you get the name Finn? Was it the character on Glee?

A. Finn is the name of my best friend’s son.

21 Responses to “Finn’s Ship”

  1. 1 alexia b May 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    grrr oh yeah finn ship is awsome and so is new for dogs it is a good book

  2. 4 alexia b May 17, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    two of my friends love your book and they read your book like 4 times

  3. 8 charlie t May 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    i loved the book

    • 9 Ms. Hoermann May 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      Charlie, thanks so much. I’m working on the next one. It’s called Finn’s Car where Finn learns to drive a car and a racing kart.

  4. 10 vernarius May 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    i like this story

  5. 12 alec b. May 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I thought it was interesting because the charecters go skateboarding alot and their’s a mystery

  6. 14 charles h May 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    how do u like this book

  7. 15 michelle.s May 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    this is one of the best books EVER!

  8. 17 alexia.b April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm


  9. 20 Taylor N. April 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I hear it is a great book and also my friend read it and not only its cool but it inspire his heart too:3

    • 21 1084446 April 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Thank you, Taylor, for your comment and to your friend, for reading my book. Please tell him to take the Reading Counts Quiz! (Ask in the media center.)

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