The Hydrofoil Mystery

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The Hydrofoil Mystery
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Author Eric Walters
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Young adult novel
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
November 25, 2003
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 224 pp
ISBN 978-0-670-88186-4
OCLC 39868657

The Hydrofoil Mystery was written in 2003 by Canadian author Eric Walters. It is about a teenage boy named Billy McCracken whose mother arranges for him to go away for the summer to work with none other than the well-known inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Billy expects his summer to be boring, but with the German U-boats endangering the maritime coast, his work with Bell's hydrofoil becomes an adventure.

This book is often chosen by teachers in Ontario, Canada as part of the ESL, Level C curriculum.[citation needed] The book is set during the first World War and although it is a work of fiction, it serves as a launching pad for discussions about Canada's involvement in the war and the contributions of Canada's leading scientist, Alexander Graham Bell.