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A Storm Without Rain: A Novel in Time

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A perennial favorite, reprinted for a new generation. Jan Adkins' young adult novel sends a spunky but alienated teenager back through time in "a storm without rain" to his New England home town in 1904, where he becomes the best friend, shipmate and co-conspirator to his own grandfather at his age. More than a fantasy, the town and times and most of the people the boys me ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Wooden Boat Publications (first published 1983)
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William Young
This book is about a young boy namned Jack who ran away from home. He ran away so he wouldn’t have to give a speech at his grandfather's funeral. He falls asleep on a beach and wakes up in the past, the time his grandfather was his age. He learns about his grandfather and after a long experience living in his time Jack goes back to his own time knowing more about life back in the time of his grandfather.

The main charecters are young boys, around age 13, who help their captain build ships. When
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A Storm Without Rain

A Storm Without Rain by Jan Adkins is a fictional novel about a young man named Jack Carter, and the unexpected journey he takes to find himself through his family’s past. Jack, the protagonist, lives in Marion, Massachusetts in the 1980’s. Surrounding his home is Buzzard’s Bay, a body of water that is highly influential in his lifestyle. His family has run the Carter Yard for generations of boat building. The Bay is the center of young Jack’s life. However, he fails to recog
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bookczuk
Lots of details of boat-making and sailing back in the early 1900's. I usually love time travel stories, this was pretty much a mild "like; not in the love range. Nice descriptions of life in a New England coastal town though, and occasional appearances by historical figures.
Kellyann
Wordy, self-consciously clever, but beautiful and touching in parts. Gorgeous drawings!
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Jan Adkins, called “the consummate teacher” by David Macaulay, is the author and illustrator of more than three dozen books covering history, technology, and many other topics. They include Bridges From My Side to Yours and What If You Met a Pirate. Jan Adkins lives in Novato, California.
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