Prison Ship by Paul Dowswell
Adventures of a Young Sailor

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In March 1801, a mere six weeks after Sam Witchall's ship wrecked off the Cornish coast, his hopes for getting home are dashed when he is framed for theft and sent to Australia for punishment. The fifteen-thousand mile, eight-month journey is a hard and horrible one, and when he and his good friend Richard finally arrive, they find themselves fighting for their lives in the Australian bush. This epic sequel to Powder Monkey is every bit as exciting and action packed as its predecessor. "Adventure fans will not be disappointed with the daring rescues, shark attacks, espionage, and heated battles that fill the pages of this historically accurate and vastly entertaining sequel." -School Library Journal

About Paul Dowswell

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PAUL DOWSWELL is a former researcher and editor who now writes full-time. He has written more than fifty highly acclaimed books, many of them award winning.
Published October 1, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 320 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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Dowswell’s nautical Napoleonic-era tale, begun in Powder Monkey (2005), loses steam in this sequel, which carries young Sam from Admiral Nelson’s own quarterdeck at the Battle of Copenhagen to seemingly interminable wanderings through the Australian outback as an escaped convict.

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