The Traveling Restaurant by Barbara Else
Jasper's Voyage in Three Parts

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On the mysterious sailing ship The Traveling Restaurant, twelve-year-old Jasper Ludlow—by all accounts an ordinary boy—embarks on an adventure across Old Ocean and Lake Riversea in search of his baby sister. Jasper faces whirlpools, troublesome monkeys, and hungry pirates in this edge-of-your-seat tale of treachery, courage, and magic.

About Barbara Else

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New Zealand writer Barbara Else attended Victoria University. She and her husband have run a workshop called "Getting Published: A Writer's Guide to Reality." She is the 1999 Writer-in-Residence at Victoria University. Her novels, which include The Warrior Queen (1996), take a dark but humorous look at the battle of the sexes.
Published January 1, 2012 by Gecko Press. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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Else arranges her narrative into short chapters with titles like “This Is When It Becomes Fraught” and strews it with pirates, wild waters, sudden twists of fortune, family revelations and scrumptious tucker (Jasper finds a snatched chunk of salami “a farmyard of deliciousness in one mouthful”).

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