The Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong

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Ben, Dylan, and Gerry are still mourning their mother's death when their dad decides to buy a boat and take them on a year-long sailing trip. Tensions flare between Ben and his father, but they gradually learn to live together in close quarters. Then one morning the boys wake up to discover their father has disappeared and they are lost. What happened to him? Where are they? And what will they do when a terrible storm looms on the horizon?


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M. H. Herlong ( is a teacher, writer, former lawyer, and parent of four sons, and the author of The Great Wide Sea, a YALSA 2010 Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults. The author has lived for twenty-seven years in New Orleans, Louisiana, where levee breaks in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina caused massive flooding and destroyed much of the city.
Published October 2, 2008 by Puffin. 300 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Following the death of his wife, a father takes his three sons on a yearlong sailing trip.

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