Far from Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage

Far from Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage

by Sophie Webb

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618597291
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/13/2011
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,278,921
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1030L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Sophie Webb  is often at sea and has traveled to many shores on research ships, including those of Hawaii, Mexico, Central and South America, Alaska, and the Antarctic. Her first book, My Season with Penguins, was awarded a Sibert Honor and the IRA Children's Book for Older Readers Award. When she is not out at sea, she makes her home in Felton, California.

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Far from Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
harriewatson on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is a specialized book because it looks in a broad manner at a four month ocean voyage at the activities of a female biologist naturalist who specializes in birds. The author also provides all of the plentiful illusstrations, which are all appealing and colorful. The book is written in a chronological story narrative style. I have only a few complaints about this book. I would like the author to cite a few of her standards for research in bird identification. I am sure she has a few ¿bibles¿ and I would like to see them cited. Personally I would like there to be a Table of Contents. Finally, I would like to have the text not be split apart by two page illustrations. However, the pluses of this book far outweigh the negatives. I think even high school students could learn cool information about interesting subjects and career paths. I could see using this book in math class because the graphs could anchor math topics and the reading is accessible for high schoolers to use as extra reading. An approachable read that is fun, appealing, and provides lots of information about many new topics is a winner for me.