Cabin 102by Sherry Garland
While cruising with his father, stepmother, and stepsisters, Dusty hears sorrowful crying/i>
Twelve-year-old Dusty has an overwheming fear of drowning, and his wild excuses to avoid water have given him a reputation as a habitual liar and troublemaker. But his lies and excuses can't get him out of a Caribbean cruise aboard the historic ocean liner the Historia.
While cruising with his father, stepmother, and stepsisters, Dusty hears sorrowful crying coming from the cabin next door, Cabin 102. Upon investigation, he discovers a mysterious girl dressen in a leaf skirt and wearing a crown of tropical flowers. Drowned when a hurricane capsized the Spanish galleon Estrella Vespertina in 1511, Tahni is the ghost of an Arawak Indian girl trying to return to her little island so her spirit can rest in peace.
Through his friendship with water-loving Tahni, Dusty gradually overcomes his terror of water as he put his concern for her before his own fears. In the climactic ending, dusty helps Tahni return to her beloved island, and with his newly found confidence and maturity he admits to his fears.
Sherry Garland deftly weaves a story of growth and courage with historical information about Arawak/Taino way of life and the Spanish conquest of the Caribbean Islands.
Meet the Author
SHERRY GARLAND is the author of many award-winning novels and picture books, including Indio, The Last Rainmaker. She lives in central Texas. www.sherrygarland.com
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I think this is the best book in the whole world! Sherry Garland entails a story of a boy who is afraid of water and his stepmom and dad make him go on a cruise. on my side I love cruises and water. But the story tells alot about Taino and the Spanish conquest. This is a great book!!!!!! I recommend that you read it. Also I hope Sherry writes a sequel!
Are you scared of water? I am. The book Cabin 102 is one of my favorite books. This story takes place on the ocean. The book is really thrilling. It has information on the Taino people, memebers of an Indian tribe. It was intersting to read if you like stories about ghosts. The book is very descriptive and you can picture what the author is telling you. Cabin 102 caught my eye when I saw the book cover. I give Cabin 102 a rating of 5 out of 5.