Stowaway

Stowaway

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Stowaway by Karen Hesse, Robert Andrew Parker

It is known that in the summer of 1768, Captain James Cook sailed from England on H.M.S Endeavour, beginning a three-year voyage around the world on a secret mission to discover an unknown continent at the bottom of the globe. What is less known is that a boy by the name of Nicholas Young was a stowaway on that ship.
Newbery winner Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of this remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689839894
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 207,124
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Newbery winner Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of this remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends.

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Stowaway (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Avid_Reader101 More than 1 year ago
I was forced to read this book by my teacher. Nough said.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I looove this book! It's very interesting and you'll know the hardships the crew encountered while traveling. 33
Guest More than 1 year ago
This awesome book is about a boy named Nicholas Young who embarks on a long journey with Captain James Cook and other many sailors. He wanted to get away from his old life with the Butcher and Mr. Smythe where his father wanted him to go because his heart was too soft. This book includes the weather they endured, deaths,natives they trade with--including Tupia and Tarheto who comes with them, and finds along their way. Stowaway will want to make you smile. It'll also want tp make you cry because of two people's death that were very special to Nick. This book is worth a read. Very worth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an unbelievable bargain and a fascinating read. It is replete with boring trivial entries that seem EXACTLY what the boy would have written on an actual voyage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you feel like you were actualy there experiencing Captain Cook's amazing journey by just reading what Nicholas Young, an eleven year old stowaway wrote in his journal. With near death experiences, wild seas, and canabalistic natives this book intregues you and keeps your attention until you finish this amazing book. Read this book if you like fantatasy or realistic adventure books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stowaway is an adventure story about a boy named Nicholas Young. He escapes a cruel apprenticeship and sneaks onto the ship Endeavour. He travels around the world as a member of the crew for over three years. On his voyage he encounters many hardships and returns to England a mature young man. Stowaway is a great book for those who like sea adventure stories. A bit lengthy, but nonetheless enjoyable. It effectively shows the results of colonization and the dangers faced by sailors during the time period. The book is set in the late 1800's and is written in journal form. A good story about survival and a young person's struggle to grow up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a junior high library media teacher, I booktalk titles almost daily, and Stowaway is one of my--and the kids'--favorites. I was so disappointed, however, with Parker's vague, scribbly illustrations. How lovely it would have been to complement the text instead with 'Audubon'-style sketches of the birds and fish the party found on their exploration of the Pacific.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. It was very descriptive and it is also a true story. It is about a boy who wants to leave his life in London so he asks some crew members to keep him secret on the ship, but little did he know that it would be more then a regular ship ride for an eleven year old boy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stowaway is an awesome book!!!! Its really cool! I'm on the part where Nick describes the captain from Mr. Banks. Its sort of confusing because theres alot of people in the book. But other then that its really good.