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3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
While playing pirates with his little sister and her cat in an old crate he finds on the beach, a young boy suddenly discovers that they are adrift on the sea and that he must somehow keep them all alive.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Viking Juvenile
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Nov 22, 2014 Eugenie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: kids who like adventure stories,3-5 grade teachers, classroom libraries
Shelves: edu-511
NY, Penguin books, 1983
This realistic fiction is an adventure story of a brother and younger sister who, while playing on the beach, accidentally float off to sea on a wooden crate. For instructional purposes I might use this as a classroom read aloud for grades 3-5, to discuss story parts/themes etc. or to compare to another survival type story (possibly Hatchet). This is a nice book for classroom libraries grades 4-6. The topic is appealing to many who like outdoor survival type stories. There
Allegra Green
I thought this book was fantastic as a kid! I love survival and adventure stories, this was a really great story about being kids being lost at sea and using their ingenuity to be rescued. Great read for kids!
Apr 10, 2015 Rachael rated it it was amazing
Simple, immediate, and seamlessly executed. Good example of why "children's literature" is not a diminutive label, or a comment on talent.
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