The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

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Orchard Books, 1990 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 215 pages
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Charlotte Doyle is just such a girl and she swears to tell the truth in all its detail. It happened during the summer of 1832 aboard a ship called the "Seahawk." The only passenger on the long Atlantic Ocean crossing, Charlotte found herself caught between the madness of a ruthless captain and the rage of a mutinous crew. This is her terrifying account of that fateful voyage.

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User Review  - BrittneyRossie - LibraryThing

I like the premise of this book. I read it to learn about ships and a bit about the time period. However, I found the heroine unpleasant, and her transformation unbelievable in the short time that was ... Read full review

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User Review  - amy.wesen - LibraryThing

Personal Response-- I enjoyed this novel because the main character was the underdog and she proved everyone wrong. I liked that I learned a few words about sailing and customs in the early America ... Read full review

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Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own.

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