Ship by David Macaulay

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Join a group of underwater archaeologists as they search for a long-lost caravel in the reefs of the Caribbean Sea. A combination of drawings, maps, and diagrams details the ship's recovery, and as clues to the past are pieced together, a story emerges.
 

About David Macaulay

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David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given "to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations." Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.
 
Published October 25, 1993 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Two narratives--one set in the 20th century, the other early in the 16th--tell the story of the Spanish caravel Magdalena, built to explore the Indies, that foundered and sank off the coast of South America;

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Publishers Weekly

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In Ship , as in many of his earlier books, Macaulay tells more than one story and does so in more than one way. The book begins with a fictional archeological crew salvaging the remains of a caravel,

Oct 04 1993 | Read Full Review of Ship

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Politically, the slave ship was a continual furnace of rebellion, packed with desperate people willing to fight to the death for their freedom, and who often did so: there were nearly 500 documented revolts on Atlantic slave ships and probably many more considered so routine they never made it in...

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In Ship , as in many of his earlier books, Macaulay tells more than one story and does so in more than one way.

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