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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - by Jean Lee Latham (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 256

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: United States, General

Author: Jean Lee Latham

Language: English

Street Date: May 19, 2003
TCIN: 11820229
UPC: 9780618250745
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0960
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

Description

1957 Newbery Medal Winner

Readers today are still fascinated by "Nat," an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor's world--Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn't promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by "log, lead, and lookout." Nat's long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the "Sailors' Bible"), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

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