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The Great Wide Sea Paperback – May 13, 2010
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Top Customer Reviews
It is definitely a terrific sea yarn. Like all great books, it builds in some wise observations about life without being the least bit preachy. Perhaps that is because the wisdom comes through the voice of a fifteen-year old who, after struggling with dad, becomes the father figure through chance, or maybe through a choice (a question you will have to answer for yourself, Dad). There are also some sly allusions to Hemingway sea tales and to Hurricane Katrina (the author is from New Orleans), but maybe I just made that up.
Read the two-page prologue and you will be hooked. Give it to your son. Give it to your Dad. Read it with your son, or for your husband, or your brother. Sail in your son's boat (or your father, husband, or brother's boat) for a while.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My son loves this book would ask for more time to continue reading.Published 2 months ago by Tiffany Y.
I liked this a lot. The pace of the story ebbs and flows, much like "the great wide sea." Characterization is especially well done!Published 5 months ago by Peggy H
I had to read this as a summer reading book and actually ended up liking it ! I got the 30 day free trial thing with audible so I also got the accompanying audiobook for free! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jennifer Olenchak
The most exciting sea adventure I've read in a long time. And an excellent study of father/son relationships.Published 7 months ago by Ruth Y
I really enjoyed this book. The character development was done so well that I felt I could perfectly picture all three brothers by the 15th page. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Katie
I think the theme of this book is that no matter how hard things get, or how bad things seem to get, you have to keep trying your best to keep a positive attitude and succeed at... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Laura Cavanagh
Just a book for Summer Reading project. Easy read for a 11yr old.Published 17 months ago by Junebug
this book is great for everyone to read. there is plenty of action, adventure, reality (for a first) and several twists and turns to keep you reading for hours!!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Carmen Rasmussen