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The Shipwreck

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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  19 reviews
When his father is murdered, a young viking boy named Leiv stows away on a ship bound for Greenland, intending to avenge the death. But the boat is wrecked in a storm and his search for revenge becomes a struggle for survival. Leiv is saved by an Inuit brother and sister and starts a new life in an icy land. Slowly he becomes aware of a way of life and value system which c ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Barefoot Books (first published January 1st 1979)
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Ruslan Bukhari
Jun 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Karya yang menarik. Aku dapat mengenali cara hidup orang Inuit. Persahabatan, kepercayaan dan 'survivability' ditunjukkan dengan tersusun dan menghiburkan.
Johan Radzi
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
terjemahan yang baik oleh Maria Salim. saya suka. jarang saya dapat membaca - lebih-lebih lagi buku kanak-kanak yang diterjemahkan dengan begitu baik dalam bahasa Melayu. gaya bahasanya tidak kekok atau kaku; seperti yang kita sering jumpa dalam karya-karya penerjemahan yang lain.

Selain itu, saya juga sukakan lukisan-lukisan dan gambaran-gambaran yang dibawa Helen Cann. Lukisannya hidup, berwarna-warni, serta mempersonakan. Beliau membawa kepada kita Greenland yang surreal; dengan beruang, rusa,
Syahiran Ramli
Jun 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perkara pertama yang terlintas dalam kepala semasa saya membaca terjemahan novel fiksyen Terdampar (The Shipwreck) adalah animasi Jepun; Attack on Titan, berkenaan suku Inuit yang tinggal di kepulauan Greenland tidak tahu bahawasanya ada manusia lain selain daripada mereka yang tinggal di luar kepulauan tersebut.

Suku Inuit (memang betul wujud) sering kali dimomokkan bahawa makhluk yang tinggal di luar kepulauan Greenland merupakan makhluk jahat yang makan orang, mempunyai rupa pelik, sedangkan m
Sharulnizam Mohamed Yusof
Untuk satu buku pengembaraan singkat, Terdampar memang cukup rasa. Rentaknya laju (dari satu situasi ke situasi yang lain), tapi tersusun. Jorn Riel tidak memanjang-manjangkan cerita halangan yang ditempuhi sepanjang pengembaraan dua adik beradik Apuluk dan Naura, bersama sahabat baru mereka Leiv. Konflik juga merupakan "konflik yang baik", tidak meleret-leret. Buku ini sangat sesuai untuk bacaan kanak-kanak dan awal remaja. Selain pendek (113 mukasurat), buku ini sarat dengan ilustrasi yang men ...more
Dina Rahajaharison
"On ne connaît pas la guerre ici, dit-elle. Mais c'est peut-être parce que nous ne possédons pas beaucoup de choses. Tout ce que nous avons appartient à tout le monde, et on n'a pas la possibilité de vouloir quelque chose qui appartient à quelqu'un d'autre."
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
a great children's book; the first in a series! So glad to have stumbled upon this one.
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Une très belle histoire d'amitié et d'aventure superbement illustrée !
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
J'ai lu une edition très récente. Celle-ci était illustrée par des dessins superbes.
L'histoire du jeune garçon est universelle. Un jeune viking blessé fait la rencontre de jeunes inuits. Ils se lient d'amitié et restent soudés. Le viking prend conscience que les inuits, ces 'être humains' considérés comme peu civilisés, sont autonomes, indépendants et forts. Ils se nourrissent de ce que leur apporte la nature alors que les viking sont dépendants de leur cultures et évélage. Il s'apercoit aussi
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Plongés au coeur des règlements de compte familiaux à l'époque de l'Islande vers l'an Mil, on suit les aventures de Leiv, jeune islandais qui s'impose sur un bateau en menaçant de tuer son capitaine, ayant lui-même tué le père de Leiv. Tout est dans le résumé. Cette mise à mort remise à plus tard, Leiv devient suite à un naufrage un jeune Inuit (ceci expliquant le titre du livre) lors de sa rencontre avec Narua et Apuluk, deux frères et sœurs natifs. Jørn Riel a écrit trois livres, mais ceux-ci ...more
Kathie Jackson
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first English version of the adventure series first published in Denmark in 1979. Set in Iceland and Greenland circa the year 1000, Leiv is a young Viking from Iceland out to avenge his father’s death. In the process he is shipwrecked on Greenland where his life is saved more than once by an eleven-year-old Inuit girl Narua and her big brother Apuluk. As the three children travel together and learn to communicate, they discover how different their lives and customs are, and we reader ...more
This book is available for independent readers from Barefoot Books. It is not long and it is full of great, realistic adventure. Leif sneaks onto a boat headed for Greenland. A shipwreck brings him into contact with two Inuit children, Narua and Apuluk, who teach Leif about life in their land. My son enjoyed this book. At times, the writing seemed a bit dry. But with polar bear attacks, shipwrecks, and frostbitten toes, there is a lot that appeals to a third-grade boy. He even asked for the next ...more
Sherry Philippus
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: upper elementary, middle school readers
Recommended to Sherry by: JLG selection
For some reason, I'm a sucker for books (few as they are) set in Greenland and Iceland. I find the idea that people actually live, hunt, work, etc. in such inhospitable climates fascinating. This glimpse of Icelandic culture was originally published in Danish, years ago, but the English translation flows pretty well and the storyline is captivating. Hopefully looking forward to translation of the next 3 volumes!
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story of a young Viking boy who is stranded among the Inuits in Greenland. Originally written in Danish, the English translation is an easy and fast read. It gives a nice peak into both Viking and Inuit cultures and lifestyles. There are some great messages about not judging others by outside appearances and what people truly need to survive. I really enjoyed this story and hope they translate the next three books into English as well.
Aug 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: litterature
J'aime beaucoup Riel. Cette trilogie n'est pas ce que j'ai préféré de cet auteur, mais c'est une belle histoire.
Un beau livre pour ados, d'autant qu'il existe dans une belle version albums illustrés.
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a beautiful story accompanied by beautiful illustrations. It would be a great read aloud during a myths, fairy tales, and folktales unit. Good story of what makes people a family, with lots of information about life in the arctic.
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Great storytelling, fantastic setting.
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Vikings! Greenland! Yay! But - it's somewhat ruined by the heavy-handed message of Aren't The Inuit Wonderful Because They Do Not Know War And So We Should Be Just Like Them.
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Fairly mundane storytelling with 2-D characters and modern moralism injected into the story to try and give it some weight. Blahh.
Josie Crimp
I thought this was a great little children's story about Vikings and Inuits, with a good balance between information about the historical setting and the action of the story.
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