The Cruise of the Arctic Star by Scott O'Dell
A Voyage from San Diego to the Columbia River

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Describes the experiences of the author and his crew sailing up the California coast and includes historical anecdotes connected with places along the way.

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Scott O'Dell (1898-1989), one of the most respected authors of historical fiction, received the Newbery Medal, three Newbery Honor Medals, and the Hans Christian Andersen Author Medal, the highest international recognition for a body of work by an author of books for young readers. Some of his many books include The Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Road to Damietta, Sing Down the Moon, and The Black Pearl.
Published January 1, 1973 by G. K. Hall. 296 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Only Scott O'Dell could turn an uneventful cruise up the Pacific coast into a suspenseful adventure based entirely on his growing suspicions about the reliability of the Arctic Star's hired skipper and, at the same time, conduct a grand tour from the confines of the boat's cabin.

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Gr 5–9—O'Dell relates an account (Houghton Mifflin, 1973) of his journey up the coast of California from San Diego to the Columbia River in his boat, the Arctic Star. The boat carried the author, his wife, a friend, and a rather unreliable hired hand. Along the journey, the author recounts histor...

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