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The Wanderer

Author: Sharon Creech; David Diaz
Publisher: New York : Joanna Cotler Books/HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl amongst the surly crew of The Wanderer made up of her three uncles and two cousins. They sail across the Atlantic toward England, the land of Bompie,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Creech; David Diaz
ISBN: 0060277300 9780060277307 0060277319 9780060277314 0439316294 ; 0060277300 ; 0030277319 9780439316293 ; 0060277300 ; 0030277319 0439336872 9780439336871 0060766735 9780060766733
OCLC Number: 42061091
Notes: Preparations: Sea -- Three sides -- Slow time -- Big baby -- Shakedown: Afloat -- Slugs and bananas -- Wildlife -- Dolt and the orphan -- Beheading -- Ahoy -- Juggling -- Blah-blah-blah -- Shakedown -- Bompie and the car-- Island: Grand Manan -- Stranded -- Tradition -- Bompie and the train -- Wood island -- Little kid -- Baptism -- Bompie and the pastor -- Under way: Whoosh! -- Oranges and pizza -- Fired -- Code -- Insurance -- Charlie-Oscar-Delta-Yankee -- Blips -- Knots -- Rosalie -- Bompie and the swimming hole -- Life -- Little kid nightmares -- Blue bopper -- Wind and waves: Bouncing -- Wind -- Howling -- Bobbing -- No time -- Surfing -- Battling -- Weary -- Son -- Alone -- Bompie at the ocean -- Force ten -- Night -- Spinning -- Wave -- Limping -- Jumbled -- Bompie and his father -- Mr. Fix-it -- Wet -- Useful -- Thinking -- Little kid: Push and pull -- New dreams -- Questions -- Land: Ahoy ahoy -- Land -- Bursting -- New body -- Push-pull -- Visitor -- Phone calls -- Wales -- Little girl -- Castle -- Cottage -- Bompie -- Story -- Apples -- Oh, Rosalie! -- Gifts -- Remembering -- Home.
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 2001.
Target Audience: Middle School.
Description: 305 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preparations: Sea --
Three sides --
Slow time --
Big baby --
Shakedown: Afloat --
Slugs and bananas --
Wildlife --
Dolt and the orphan --
Beheading --
Ahoy --
Juggling --
Blah-blah-blah --
Shakedown --
Bompie and the car --
Island: Grand Manan --
Stranded --
Tradition --
Bompie and the train --
Wood island --
Little kid --
Baptism --
Bompie and the pastor --
Under way: Whoosh! --
Oranges and pizza --
Fired --
Code --
Insurance --
Charlie-Oscar-Delta-Yankee --
Blips --
Knots --
Rosalie --
Bompie and the swimming hole --
Life --
Little kid nightmares --
Blue bopper --
Wind and waves: Bouncing --
Wind --
Howling --
Bobbing --
No time --
Surfing --
Battling --
Weary --
Son --
Alone --
Bompie at the ocean --
Force ten --
Night --
Spinning --
Wave --
Limping --
Jumbled --
Bompie and his father --
Mr. Fix-it --
Wet --
Useful --
Thinking --
Little kid: Push and pull --
New dreams --
Questions --
Land: Ahoy ahoy --
Land --
Bursting --
New body --
Push-pull --
Visitor --
Phone calls --
Wales --
Little girl --
Castle --
Cottage --
Bompie --
Story --
Apples --
Oh, Rosalie! --
Gifts --
Remembering --
Home.
Responsibility: by Sharon Creech ; drawings by David Diaz.

Abstract:

Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England. Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl amongst the surly crew of The Wanderer made up of her three uncles and two cousins. They sail across the Atlantic toward England, the land of Bompie, her grandfather. The sea calls to Sophie promising adventure and the chance to explore and discover. But the personal journey she takes brings her deeper into a forgotten past than she ever knew she could travel to. Sophie's thirteen-year-old cousin Cody isn't even sure why his father brought him along on this voyage. Everyone, including his dad, thinks he's nothing but a knuckle headed doofus. But behind all the goofing off, he wonders if he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, the amazing experiences of these six wanderers and their perilous journey unfold. Stories of the past and the daily challenges to survive at sea swirl together as The Wanderer sails toward its destination, and its passengers search for their places in the world. -- From publisher.
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