Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Storm Without Rain: A Novel in Time” as Want to Read:
A Storm Without Rain: A Novel in Time
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Storm Without Rain: A Novel in Time

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Storm Without Rain, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Storm Without Rain

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 53)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
William Young
Oct 31, 2013 William Young rated it really liked it
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
...more
Ben E
May 19, 2013 Ben E rated it it was amazing
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
...more
Dan
Aug 31, 2016 Dan rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel
A nice, simple time travel novel. Straightforward, easy reading. Not too deep, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Hubert
Mar 23, 2016 Hubert rated it it was amazing
Fun trip back in time sailing around Cape Cod
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
Jun 16, 2010 Kellyann rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Wordy, self-consciously clever, but beautiful and touching in parts. Gorgeous drawings!
BookDB
BookDB marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2016
Elizabeth Silva
Elizabeth Silva is currently reading it
Aug 16, 2016
Sarah
Sarah added it
May 20, 2016
Robert
Robert marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2016
Bonnie
Bonnie marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2016
Ellen
Ellen rated it it was amazing
Dec 20, 2015
Crystal Conway
Crystal Conway is currently reading it
Jul 06, 2015
Keiko
Keiko rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2016
Gowtham Chintu
Gowtham Chintu rated it it was amazing
Apr 18, 2015
Philip
Philip rated it liked it
Mar 06, 2015
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2015
Douglas Larson
Douglas Larson marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2015
John
John marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2014
Kimberly
Kimberly rated it really liked it
Apr 09, 2014
Annie
Annie marked it as to-read
Apr 01, 2014
Renee C.
Renee C. marked it as to-read
Mar 07, 2014
Kaewan
Kaewan marked it as to-read
Mar 02, 2014
Esther Howard
Esther Howard marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2013
Aidan Wang
Aidan Wang marked it as to-read
May 22, 2013
Shawn Campbell
Shawn Campbell rated it it was amazing
Apr 28, 2013
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
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.
More about Jan Adkins...

Share This Book