Go Saddle the Sea

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 1, 2007 - Young Adult Fiction - 384 pages
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Felix Brooke, the orphaned son of an English soldier and an aristocratic Spanish mother, has been raised in the strict, loveless household of his grandfather in Villaverde, Spain. When Felix gains possession of a letter that contains a clue to the whereabouts of his father’s family, he gladly runs away form home to pursue the trail. His journey from Spain to far-off England begins the adventure of a lifetime.

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

Felix is the half-English grandson of a Spanish aristocrat. His mother died when he was born and his family scorns him. With his two friends and protectors in the household dead, he sets out for ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In which orphaned young Felix Brooke runs away from his aristocratic grandfather's Spanish estate; is in turn thrown into jail, nearly sacrificed by a pagan community, and kidnapped at sea; encounters ... Read full review


1 In which I set out to seek my fortune
2 In which I encounter dangers from swamp fire and wolves am enabled by Gods help to foil some Assassins
3 I witness a duel and dispose of a horse am cast into danger thereby acquire a Feathered Timepiece and help a Pig Farmer in a flood
4 In which I encounter strange perils in a Mountain Village my mule goes lame and I am astounded to hear a familiar ballad sung in a Spanish port
5 My happy stay in Llanes
6 How we helped the priest of Santillana remove Pepes Ox from the cave
7 I hear startling news at the convent in Santander I am angry with Sam and find a ship
8 On board the Guipuzcoa the Comprachicos
9 The battle on the ship the snowstorm what became of the Comprachicos our arrival in Falmouth
10 Having lost Sam I make my way to Bath the Rose and RingDove what Mr Burden told
11 In which I meet my Trustees and Mr Burden reads my fathers Letter
12 In which l am sent to School and come to a Decision
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Joan Aiken, daughter of the American writer Conrad Aiken, was born in Rye, Sussex, England, and has written more than sixty books for children, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

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