Young man and the sea

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Scholastic Inc., 2005 - Fathers and sons - 190 pages
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After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman decides that it is up to him to earn money to take care of himself and his father, so he undertakes a dangerous trip alone out on the ocean off the coast of Maine to try to catch a huge bluefin tuna.

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User Review  - sdpugh - LibraryThing

An excellent story of a twelve-year-old boy, Skiff, whose mom recently died. His dad has lost all interest in life. It tells of his struggles with bullying, fishing, earning money to survive. and dealing with a depressed dad. A good book to teach building suspense in a story. Read full review

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User Review  - ALelliott - LibraryThing

For readers: This book is sad, but awesome. Skiff Beaman is a 12-year-old who has lost his mother to illness, and is slowly losing his father to drunkeness. But that doesn't stop Skiff from dreaming ... Read full review


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