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The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy

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Hardcover, First edition, 255 pages
Published 1928 by Knopf
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Jubilation Lee
Much like my review of The House Without Windows, this is going to include a major amount of summary, based solely on my assumption that most of y’all will never actually get your hands on a copy and you might want to know what the book is about. Unless it’s republished, which would be epic. So warning, there be spoilers ahead!

The Voyage of the Norman D is the semi-autobiographical account of Barbara Newhall Follett’s seafaring adventures as she travelled on a commercial cargo ship (a three-mast
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Dec 16, 2015 Gregg Wingo rated it it was amazing
Many of us dream of pirates and spent our childhoods in mental adventures of "Treasure Island". Unlike we mere mortals Ms. Follett felt compelled to write her own pirate story and realizing she didn't know enough about the art and trade of sailing arranged to actually travel and work her way on one of the few commercial schooners still plying the waters of the Eastern Seaboard. And she did it at the ripe old age of thirteen....and this book records her experience of those weeks of freedom.

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Barbara Newhall Follett (born March 4, 1914 – December 7, 1939 (disappeared)) was an American child prodigy novelist. Her first novel, The House Without Windows, was published in 1927 when she was thirteen years old. Her next novel, The Voyage of the Norman D., received critical acclaim when she was fourteen.

In 1939 she became depressed with her marriage and walked out of her apartment with just t
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