Stowaway by Karen Hesse

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A New York Times Bestseller
A School Library Journal Best Book 2000

Based on actual Endeavour stowaway Nicholas Young, this story uses the real 1768 diaries of Captain Cook and shipboard naturalist Joseph Banks to bring Young from a forgotten footnote into a living, breathing person.

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About Karen Hesse

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Melinda Metz has long been fascinated with the paranormal. She explored the world of aliens with her Roswell High series and now enters the mind of a psychic girl in the Echoes books. She was on the writing staff, along with writing partner Laura J. Burns, of the TV shows Roswell (based on her series) and 1-800-Missing. Melinda lives in Concord, North Carolina, with her pen-eating dog, Dodger.
 
Published November 2, 2002 by Thorndike Press. 375 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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So adept is the pacing that, like a sea voyage, sometimes Nick’s journal entries are as prosaic as days at sea and sometimes entries become almost staccato as the action drives the reader forward.

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The brief diary entries adhere to the ship's actual itinerary and detail Nick's adventures (and misadventures), among them his ongoing run-ins with a vindictive midshipman (also documented), the excitement and danger of rounding Cape Horn and the captain's disappointment in the view of Venus's tr...

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Listeners set sail with 11-year-old Nicholas Young, a stowaway aboard Captain Cook's ship Endeavour, in this solid audiobook version of Hesse's period adventure.

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Inspired by a real boy who stowed away aboard Captain James Cook's ship Endeavor on its 1768 voyage, this historical novel "sparkles with humor, poignan

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Mr. Banks takes an interest in Nicholas, and the ship's surgeon is also very pleased with Nicholas's work.As the Endeavour sails on, Nicholas sees many strange places, including an island which the English call King George's Land.

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