- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 7 and up
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Sandpiper (January 1, 1955)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0395137136
- ISBN-13: 978-0395137130
- Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 162 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,569,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Jean Lee Latham was born in 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. At an early age, she became a prolific writer, penning works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as theater scripts. Ever since its debut, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch has acquired an intrigued group of sea-loving fans.
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Cons: A bit heavy. Very realistic in terms of life and death. No punches are pulled here.
Lots of death of emotionally important people.
It's only near the end before you start feeling a good upward pull.
Pros: All romance is dealt with respectably and positively. Nothing lewd.
Learn a lot about nautical topics.
See the benefit to working with those around you.
See the benefit of not giving up.
A thoughtful reader would be grateful their life was easier than this.
In our house this will be limited to 13yo+ because of the emotional weight of it all. But well written, wonderful read. It is now one of my favorite books.
The lifespan of the women in this book are pretty short.
The author did a superb job introducing us to a fine man of the past.
I will be recommending it to reading families everywhere.
When the Manila galleon was busy plying the route to Mexico laden with spices and silk, the ship from Salem called the Astrea, and a few others, sailed to the other side of the world carrying with it the first cargoes of abaca that ever reached the east coast of the United States. Without Bowditch aboard and his genius for mathematics the navigation relying solely on dead reckoning would have been next to impossible, if not downright hazardous for any merchant to make a profit. A wonderful story about sailing ships and the courageous men that manned them during the time of sail.
It is an absolutely wonderful book. Wonderful history, an interesting time period, and Nathaniel Bowditch was such a brilliant man who truly did change navigation and quite probably saved thousands of lives.
It's definitely aimed for young readers, I'd imagine the 10-14 age group. My son at eight can easily read it, but isn't quite mature enough yet. Close, just not quite there. Judge that based on your own child!
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