Child of the Sea [NOOK Book]

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Child of the Sea is the true story of a young girl growing up aboard the family’s 36-­-foot yacht while sailing more than 68,000 miles around the world and visiting 54 countries on the way. Unique among sailing memoirs, Child of the Sea expresses a child’s point of view, and was written for children, including those who have no experience of sailing at all. From the age of 7 to 14 Doina Cornell, daughter of bluewater sailing guru Jimmy Cornell, enjoyed a childhood that most children couldn’t imagine—swimming, ...
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Child of the Sea

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Overview

Child of the Sea is the true story of a young girl growing up aboard the family’s 36-­-foot yacht while sailing more than 68,000 miles around the world and visiting 54 countries on the way. Unique among sailing memoirs, Child of the Sea expresses a child’s point of view, and was written for children, including those who have no experience of sailing at all. From the age of 7 to 14 Doina Cornell, daughter of bluewater sailing guru Jimmy Cornell, enjoyed a childhood that most children couldn’t imagine—swimming, diving, and playing the days away in deserted anchorages and visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. The book describes in vivid detail a sailing family’s onboard life, from balmy trade wind ocean passages to heart-­stopping near-­misses with coral reefs and over-­friendly whales. This is also a tale of a girl’s coming of age in the South Pacific, and the difficulties of growing up close to other cultures and values, away from regular contact with school and friends of the same age. Child of the Sea evokes a unique and appealing childhood spent at sea with undreamed-­-of freedom, at one with nature and far removed from a materialistic world—until the family’s return home.
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Editorial Reviews

Boat U.S. Magazine - Bernadette Bernon
Bursting with life, here is a rare memoir of tenderness and exquisite detail, about a young girl’s voyage with her family around the world. Doina learns about politics and race, responsibility and love, all through a kaleidoscope of international friendships, a strong family, and the infinitely fascinating world she discovers from the deck of a boat named Aventura. A must-read for parents thinking of taking the cruising leap, and a little worried about how their kids will react.
Cruising World Magazine - Lynda Morris Childress
This poignant story of the author’s round-the-world voyage, one-of-a-kind experiences, and coming of age at sea – told from the perspective of a child as she grows into a young woman – is truly unique in this genre. Unlike most seagoing sagas, which are aimed at an adult audience, this one is a must-read for all kids (ages 10 and up), parents, or others who dream either of adventure or exploring the world under sail.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016496405
  • Publisher: Cornell Sailing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

For many years Doina worked with her father Jimmy Cornell, helping him research his books and working on some of the sailing rallies he’s organised like the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). In 2000 she helped him set up noonsite.com which she then managed until 2008. After moving between London and Prague, now she lives with her husband Julius and children Nera (13) and Dan (10) in a village in Gloucestershire, in a lovely part of the UK countryside.

Doina has loved writing ever since she started writing poems aged 12 in the middle of the Solomon Islands. In 1998 her short story Does the sun rise over Dagenham? won the London Arts Board short story competition, and today it remains a set text on university courses in Europe and the UK. In 2008 Doina gave up noonsite and trained as a primary school teacher and at present she teaches French in several local schools.

Doina is Event Coordinator at Blue Planet Odyssey, a round the world sailing event aiming to raise awareness of the global effects of climate change.

Doina is very involved in her local community serving as district councilor, church leader and school governor.

Child of the Sea, an account of her sailing childhood, is her first book for children.
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