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3.27 of 5 stars 3.27  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Flynn's stuck on the beach baby-sitting his little sister Sally, so when he sees an old crate bobbing in the water, he decides to play a pirate game to keep her busy. They climb aboard and pretend they're sailing a great ship. The fun quickly turns to terror when strong currents set them adrift--helpless, and at the mercy of the sea.
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Viking Juvenile
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Nov 22, 2014 Eugenie rated it 4 of 5 stars
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 Hailey 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!
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