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The Education of Patience Goodspeed (Patience Goodspeed #2)

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  123 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In the year since the Morning Star sailed away from Nantucket, Patience Goodspeed has navigated a ship and outwitted mutineers, but this time she faces her biggest challenge yet: boarding school!

Now, instead of mathematics and navigation, Patience is forced to study sewing and French. To make matters worse, Fanny Starbuck, the most empty-headed widow in Nantucket, has sh
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2006 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published August 24th 2004)
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Alexandria Hiam
Not compelling and adventurous like the Voyage of Patience Goodspeed. Good wholesome story of a young girl, coming of age on the island of Hawaii, staying at a girls Christian missions school.
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Not compelling and adventurous like the Voyage of Patience Goodspeed. Good wholesome story of a young girl, coming of age on the island of Hawaii, staying at a girls Christian missions school.
Brittany
Feb 14, 2015 Brittany rated it it was amazing
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this is a really good book I love reading about how people reacted to seeing Hawaii and the Hawaiians.
Julie
Dec 29, 2010 Julie rated it it was ok
Slow. It's the 2nd book in the series and while you don't REALLY need to read the first one to understand, it'd help a lot with character development and getting the reader interested in the story from the beginning. Historical fiction about a tomboy-girl who has to go to boarding school in Hawaii in the early 1800's.
Dawn
Jul 22, 2013 Dawn rated it really liked it
Really good, fun read, including info about Hawaii before it was Hawaii. Patience is a spunky teen in the 1800s and both learns and teaches quite a bit in the course of this adventure. I think I need to go back and read the first one!
Juliana
Jul 03, 2013 Juliana rated it really liked it
For ages 8-12. I really enjoyed this fast paced story of an independent 19th century girl. A perfect mix of journal and narrative. I learned some Hawaiian history and language, too. Best of all-- there's some recipes included.
Fashiongirlgoldberg
Jun 08, 2010 Fashiongirlgoldberg rated it really liked it
This was a good seqeul to "The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed" I like the new characters that the author introduced and I read some interesting things about Hawaii.
Joslins
Jul 22, 2010 Joslins rated it liked it
Patience's story continues with some farfetched happenings but this story is good overall.
Karen
Sep 23, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it
The sequel to the Voyage of Patience Goodspeed.
Evsmith
Jul 15, 2011 Evsmith rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I like this book so far.
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the girl is smart and brave.
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“Papa taps on the skylight and I look up. He waves at me and smiles. I smile back. For now, I don't need to know what lies ahead. For now it's enough just to be here, safe aboard the Morning Star with my family and friends. For now, it's enough to be home.” 3 likes
“Aunt Anne's lips quirked up in a smile. "Life is not a neat equation to be solved," she said. "It's messy and wild and unpredictable. That's the heartbreak of it, but that's also the glory of it.” 2 likes
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