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Abigail Takes the Wheel

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Collision in the Harbor! Abigail and her brother, Tom, travel to school every day aboard their father's freight boat, the "Neptune." One day, two ships collide in the Narrows, and Abigail's father goes to their aid--leaving Abigail to take the "Neptune's" wheel. Can she and Tom steer the freight boat through the crowded and dangerous waters of New York Harbor alone?
Paperback, 54 pages
Published April 30th 2000 by HarperTrophy (first published 1999)
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Feb 18, 2014 Edward Creter rated it liked it
Abigail and her brother have to take a ferry to school in New York of the 1880s. But when the ferry almost collides with other trawlers, will they be sleppin' with the schools of fishes? A treat for fans of American History of all ages.
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This book is probably on a 2nd grade level, but I couldn't find an AR score for it. It's a cute story about a heroic girl who rides a steam boat to school through the harbors of New York City back when steam engines were just starting to be widely used, but many of the boats still used sails. My daughter enjoyed it quite a bit. It wasn't anything extra special for me, except that the author mentioned in a note at the end that the story was probably based on something that actually happened.
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I used this book during my reading block last year. The student enjoyed it and I did as well!
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Great for practice reading - fun historical fiction!
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