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Unsinkable : a young woman's courageous battle on the high seas

Author: Abby Sunderland; Lynn Vincent
Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stirring narrative of "Unsinkable" tells sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland's remarkable true story of attempting to become the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world. More people have flown into outer space than have sailed solo around the globe. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limit. In
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abby Sunderland; Abby Sunderland; Abby Sunderland
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abby Sunderland; Lynn Vincent
ISBN: 9781400203086 1400203082
OCLC Number: 676728831
Description: xviii, 221 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Indian Ocean --
Isla Guadalupe --
Abby's dream --
Boat hunting --
Wild eyes --
Raceboat refit --
Critics and "reality" --
Fair winds and following seas --
Dolphins and sunsets --
Starting over --
Abby the shellback --
Around the Horn --
Close call --
Tune-up and refit --
Going up the mast --
Nightmare at sea --
Homecoming.
Responsibility: Abby Sunderland and Lynn Vincent.

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The stirring narrative of "Unsinkable" tells sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland's remarkable true story of attempting to become the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world. More people have flown into outer space than have sailed solo around the globe. It is a challenge so immense that many have died trying, and all have been pushed beyond every physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual limit. In Unsinkable, readers follow Abby Sunderland into those depths. This biography delivers a gripping and evocative firsthand account that starts prior to her departure, travels through her daring (and sometimes near-death) encounters on the open sea, to her dramatic rescue in the remotest corner of the Indian Ocean, and the media explosion that happened upon her safe return to dry land.

Along the way, readers discover what it means to boldly face any challenge, to strive after something great, and to plumb the depths of faith, fear, and desperation only to emerge changed, renewed, and emboldened. In this day and age, when the most productive thing a teenager may do is play videogames, Abby's ambition and tenacity is a real-life parable of what can happen when we choose to exceed our own limits, embrace faith, and strive after what all the naysayers say is impossible.

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