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Thirteen-year-old Sophie, skipping between "dreamland or earthland or muleland," hears the sea calling her. Much to the concern of her adopted parents, she decides to join her uncles and male cousins on a sailing voyage from Connecticut across the Atlantic to England (and her grandfather Bompie) on a 45-foot sailboat. Not only does she want to make the trip, she feels she has to.
This perilous cross-Atlantic journey will make young readers feel the wind in their hair and the salt spray on their face. Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech (Walk Two Moons) describes the sailing experience with astonishing precision--from the smell of the sea to the intricate workings of The Wanderer itself.
Along the way, Sophie proves her bravery and competence to the rather grumpy all-male crew; intrigues and captivates her cousin Cody with her beautiful, odd stories of Bompie that always somehow end in underwater disaster and apple pie; and spills her heart into a daily journal. Readers get another angle on her, too, as Cody keeps a log that alternates with hers. He grows to know, and like, and wonder about, his new cousin Sophie along with the reader, and as her mysterious past reveals itself bit by bit, we are all right there on the edge of our seats, ready for the boom to crash over to the other side.
Sophie's adventures take her not only straight into perilous waves higher than buildings, but deep into her hidden past. This profound, suspenseful novel will pull you into its swift current and barely let you surface for breath. (Ages 9 to 13) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Very exiting. Insightful to different personalities and talents. Encouraging. I have sent a copy to our granddaughter. Marvelous!Published 3 months ago by S. L. Mueller
I thought this book was good. I thought it had lots of action and good fun in it. But I could have done with a lot less action. This book went way over the top with action. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph H. Omansky
An adventurous and brave book it made my read it none stop. So I recommend this book who loves adventures.Published 3 months ago by Stuart K Seiler
This book immediately pulls you in with its imagery and simple, yet poetic prose. The story is a well-paced adventure story about a girl who joins some family members (uncles and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by AmyJean
Was a gift i doña have a y idea about That book.Published 5 months ago by Estrella Palomo Gutierrez
Loved the book! It was a read aloud with my students who were captivated by it. They were upset each day when it was time to stop reading! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jennifer Munoz
5 stars definitely the best book EVA
love it very much, so do my sister's!!!!!!!
it is not sad (completely) it's amazing!
consider it please!!!
This book is really good I really like hoe Sharon Creech describes the huge wave that comes and all the stories that Sophie tells.Published 11 months ago by Robert T Falls