Trouble on the Voyage

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Dundurn, Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 220 pages
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A tiny speck imprisoned in a world of white... This is an exciting adventure novel told through the eyes of eleven-year-old ships boy Jeremy. It is both history and fiction. The merchant ship Henrietta Maria has been trapped in the ice of Hudson Strait for two months. It is August 6, 1631, when she finally breaks free to search for a northwest passage. The crew knows that it must leave Hudson Bay by early October to avoid being caught in the ice for the winter. The ship is leaking badly and the crew is ravaged by scurvy. Finally, Captain James announces that they cannot make it back to Hudson Strait before freeze-up. With half the crew suffering from scurvy and even lacking boots, will anyone survive in this cold and desolate place?

 

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Historical Note
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Glossary
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Acknowledgements
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Bibliography
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Bob Barton was born in Ontario. After years of teaching elementary school, he eventually began teaching in secondary school. He rose quickly through the ranks, becoming an education officer and an arts coordinator with the Ontario Ministry of Education. He has been a teaching master at teachers’ college, a visiting author in the schools, a performer, and a storyteller. Over the years he has published many children’s books, including The Bear Says North (2003) and Poetry Goes to School (2004). Barton has worked professionally as a storyteller for over thirty years, sharing his stories in schools, churches, and theatres across Canada, the United States, and England. He is the recipient of many literacy and arts awards. Today he still sits on several boards that help promote literacy.

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