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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch: A Newbery Award Winner (Paperback)

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch: A Newbery Award Winner By Jean Lee Latham, Mary R. Walsh Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

Jean Lee Latham was born in 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. At an early age, she became a prolific writer, penning works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as theater scripts. Ever since its debut, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch has acquired an intrigued group of sea-loving fans.

Praise For…

"Illustrations, rich in detail, by John O'Hara Cosgrave II add authenticity and value." School Library Journal, Starred —

Product Details
ISBN: 9780618250745
ISBN-10: 0618250743
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publication Date: May 19th, 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English