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Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea

Age 5+
Grade 2-3

Gloria Rand, Ted Rand

Sailing Home: A Story of a Childhood at Sea

Hardcover (NorthSouth Aug. 1, 2001) , First Edition edition
Games of tag on the deck; swings tied to the masts; a floating farmyard filled with chickens and ducks and even a pig; exotic pets, including a mongoose, a monkey, a kangaroo; studying astronomy and celestial navigation under the stars and geography with firsthand visits all over the world. This was the childhood of the four Madsen children who made their home aboard a four-masted sailing bark that carried cargo in the 1800s. Based on the journal kept by Captain Madsen and his daughter Ena, the story of this seafaring family is brought to life for modern children by Gloria and Ted Rand. Culminating in a dramatic Christmas Eve storm at sea, this is at once a rousing adventure and an intriguing look at a unique lifestyle that will fascinate young and old alike.
0735815399 / 9780735815391
25.6 oz.
10.8 x 0.4 in.

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