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Thorndike Press, Nov 1, 2002 - Large type books. - 375 pages
74 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  - Kailey - Goodreads

Pretty good, but not told like a story. It's journal entries, which is a writing style I've never really warmed up to. The thing that makes it really interesting is that it's completely based on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Historically accurate, fictional journal account, of a young boy's adventures after he stowed away on Capt. James Cook's first navigation of the globe. 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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