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Thorndike Press, Nov 1, 2002 - Large type books. - 375 pages
58 Reviews
A New York Times Bestseller
A School Library Journal Best Book 2000

Based on actual Endeavour stowaway Nicholas Young, this story uses the real 1768 diaries of Captain Cook and shipboard naturalist Joseph Banks to bring Young from a forgotten footnote into a living, breathing person.

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User Review  - Ej - Goodreads

I would highly recommend this book to a young person (5-8th grade?) with an interest in sailors, explorers, and exploration. It gives a unique perspective - from the young stowaway's eyes. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

We started this with high hopes as a bedtime read and Groovy Girl finally admitted she wanted desperately to give up. story just wasn't compelling enough for her and I have to say I agree. Read full review

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Karen Hesse (born on August 29, 1952 Baltimore, Maryland) is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults. She studied theatre at Towson State College, and finished her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in English, Psychology, and Anthropology. In 1998 she won the Newbery Medal for her young adult novel, Out of the Dust. Hesse lives in Vermont with her husband and two teen-aged daughters.

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