Come aboard shipmates and enjoy this jolly good seafaring adventure. The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed will bring you to deep ocean waters alongside 13-year-old Patience and her younger brother Thaddeus as they set sail aboard their fatherâs whaling vessel. Still grieving her motherâs recent death, Patience would rather remain at her Nantucket home than join her father on his whaling expedition. But, oh does she change her mind! The salty ocean spray, the camaraderie of the crew, the joy of the sea, and the exhilaration of such a journey wins her over, as well will win readers over to this fine story. Set in late 19th century, the author blend historical facts with fiction and tells a great yarn. Well-rounded characters, strong voice, action, and descriptive details make this a memorable, enjoyable read. Excellent choice for both boys and girls.
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We enjoyed a whale watch cruise last year while vacationing in Plymouth, MA. Yup, we saw whales and dolphins! Very cool.