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The Education of Patience Goodspeed (Patience Goodspeed #2)

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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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Kellyn Roth
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read this when I was probably 1o, and I've read it a couple times since (because I own it ... and all the books I owned before I discovered historical romance got reread ten times). Anyway, I really loved it as a ten-year-old and an eleven-year-old and a twelve-year-old, but I haven't read it since then, so I'm not really fit to judge it.
Julie
Dec 20, 2010 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.
Grace
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fun sequel! I like how Patience rebels against the norms of the day for women, and convinces others to think and act differently, as well. She did not get enough credit for her actions in rescuing the family and crew during the island trip, and that whole scenario was too fast and out of place in its extremity. I liked how the ending wrapped up.
Juliana
Jul 03, 2013 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.
Dawn
Jul 09, 2013 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!
Brittany
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
this is a really good book I love reading about how people reacted to seeing Hawaii and the Hawaiians.
Sarah
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Was okay. The first one was better, though. I like how it ended.
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.
Ayesha Ahmed
Jan 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
the girl is smart and brave.
Joslins
Jul 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Patience's story continues with some farfetched happenings but this story is good overall.
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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.
Meagan
Jun 02, 2008 is currently reading it
I like this book so far.
Fashiongirlgoldberg
Jun 08, 2010 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.
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Sep 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
The sequel to the Voyage of Patience Goodspeed.
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