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Battle Fleet

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Sam escapes death in Australia when the truth about his false conviction is finally revealed. But on the journey back to England he faces pirates and a terrible storm, before making the longed-for trip back up the river Thames. Finally reunited with his family in Norfolk, Sam realizes how much life at sea has become part of him. So when he hears that Napoleon plans to ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 19th 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published November 5th 2007)
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Seth C
Dec 18, 2011 Seth C rated it really liked it
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I am going to compare my book “Battle Fleet” to a vietnam war journal called “The Words of Patrick Flaherty”. I have read both of the books.One of my favorite subjects to study is war, both of the books are about war, but they are in totally different time periods. “The Battle Fleet” takes place in the 1700’s and “The Words of Patrick Flaherty” takes place in the 1960’s. If you compare both books the methods of war are totally different. In the 1700’s
Nov 06, 2011 Mara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a terrific ending to this trilogy! To end with the Battle of Trafalgar - the death of Lord Nelson - was perfect. And all of the events leading up to it were just as entertaining. Encounters with natives, smallpox, and a storm that is blessedly short in narration. The one thing I dread the most in sea-faring stories - aside from lubberly writing - is the inevitable storm scene. True, every sea-faring story does need a storm - spend months at sea, and you will run into a storm. But Authors so ...more
Ryland Davidson
Oct 28, 2015 Ryland Davidson rated it really liked it
Battle Fleet by Paul Dowswell is a great historical fiction book. This book takes place in the 1700's in the UK. The main characters are Sam and his friend Richard. This book follows Sam as he works on multiple boats. His first job is as a regular sailor on a merchant ship. Then, after he gets off of the merchant ship he joins a navy ship as an officer. I rated this book four stars out of five due to its large amount of sailing terminology that I did not understand. It made the reading much more ...more
Jan 30, 2009 Daria rated it liked it
I liked this book more than I thought I would. Set in the early 19th Century aboard two different types of ships (one a merchant ship, one a Royal Navy warship), this book would appeal to boys who like war stories &/or pirates. There are 2 earlier books, but I didn't know that until after I started this one--this book worked OK on its own, though.
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This is book three in a solid, historically accurate adventure series for teenage boys.
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Thrilling and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
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