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Stowaway by Karen Hesse
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Apr 15, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, librarybook, marine, history, kidlit
Read in April, 2008

Oh, this was superb. Taking off from a few mentions in the records of Cook's first expedition, the author spins a highly authentic and well-rendered tale of a stowaway on board Endeavor, who becomes a member of the crew. The story is told through his journal entries, and the tone is exactly right: terse and naive, authentic in history and marine lore without being obfuscated or rendered difficult to read by the style. Although the text is sparse, it unleashes a powerful effect upon the imagination. I can't wait to recommend this to some of our library patrons.

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