Lost at Seaby Jonathan Neale
Orrie and Jack don’t know much about sailing. One day they are basking on a beach in the Canary Islands where their mum has taken them on holiday. Two days later they board a small yacht, along with their little brother, their mother, and her new boyfriend, Skip, to sail across the Atlantic on a lark. Then Skip, the owner of Good Company, falls overboard.
Orrie and Jack don’t know much about sailing. One day they are basking on a beach in the Canary Islands where their mum has taken them on holiday. Two days later they board a small yacht, along with their little brother, their mother, and her new boyfriend, Skip, to sail across the Atlantic on a lark. Then Skip, the owner of Good Company, falls overboard. Something is wrong with their mother. She won’t leave her cabin. Orrie and Jack are used to taking care of her, but now it is up to them to navigate the thirty-six-foot boat to Antigua safely.
Lost at Sea, written in the alternating voices of two very smart, funny, and real kids, tells the story of a family working through their problems. It is also an intense and gripping adventure at sea that will have readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.
"Neale has written a tense, exciting adventure story with likable, believable main characters…A fast-paced novel that will appeal to both boys and girls." School Library Journal
"Neale's first children's novel offers readers a white-knuckle read…kids who crave adventure tales will likely enjoy this rocky ride." Publishers Weekly
"Neale is a clever naval and novel architect: the setup is perfect… Ultimately, this is a seriously gripping survival story, suitable for suspenseful reading aloud." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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- 10 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Jonathan Neale was born in New York City and now lives in London. He is the author of books of nonfiction and fiction for adults, though this is his first novel for young people. He has traveled in India, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, the islands around Tahiti, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Venezuela, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He has also sailed across the Atlantic in a small boat.
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