Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! The men on the jury don't speak up because they're protecting Zachariah, who they assume is the one who killed Mr. I read this originally at 13, so Charlotte's age, and chaffing for something other then Fear Street, Sweet Valley, Poirot and Anne McCaffrey. Ah, yes, but once you're abroad, as you have seen, winds have a mind of their own. She is the only female on board and she is surrounded by a very angry, rough crew. Doubly so because it starts out a bit slow.
Is it believable in the circumstances? This book represents so much of my middle school years, and so many day-dreams, that I hardly know where to begin with it. The voyage does not have an auspicious beginning — the two families who were meant to travel with her do not appear, so she is left without a guardian or supervision on board a merchant vessel whose captain everyone seems to want to avoid. The clothing symbolizes her decision to change from a proper, compliant young lady to a confident sea-going woman. Initially, Captain Jaggery seems to be a true gentleman and the crew a motley collection of sullen lower-class riffraff. However, I have been unable to find a matching original on the web, so I have no actual evidence of this being a copyright violation, just a personal hunch. Through a series of apparently coincidental, but suspicious, events, she finds herself the lone passenger on a forbidding ship. Imagine that paperbacks like this one used to cost Canadians only 4.
I thought Charlotte was an unbearable prude at the beginning of the novel. I'm so glad I listened to their advice and I seriously regret not picking this up sooner!! So to turn around and jump back on board is irrational, even for the most adventurous person. However, it turns out that Zachariah was not killed during the whipping, and he does all the work of the captain. Does it make sense to just remove that there? Failing due to inactivity for over a week. A symbol is something that represents or stands for an idea or set of ideas and gives deeper meaning to the story.
She learns the trade but is accused of murdering the first mate and must stand trial before the vindictive Captain, who decides to have her hanged. To think otherwise is to overlook the personality of the character in question and the deeply ingrained nature of social mores. It's historical fiction, but If I had known how awesome this book is, I might have read it sooner. Sometimes the language felt rather formal but I understand the author's reasoning for writing the book it that style, it is supposed to be Charlotte writing about her life after all, and she did live in the 19th century. Add to this the fact that Avi makes feeble attempts at duplicating the language of the time period, and I just couldn't handle the book. The book was fine, but as it was written in the language of the period, I doubt most of my students would be able to get through it. I also read some of the other reviews here for this book, and I have to say, on behalf of ten year-old This book just flashed into my mind this evening unbidden.
In an effort to make up for destroying the mutiny and seeing one man die and her friend Zachariah badly beaten, she changes her clothes and joins the crew as a sailor. Charlotte has an upper-middle class upbringing and has been very sheltered for much of her life. But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. The original unmerged version by can be found. Her entire life would be in the hands of her ship's captain, and Charlotte Doyle had just seen how wrong that could go! Add to this the fact that Avi makes feeble attempts at duplicating the language of the time period, and I just couldn't handle the book.
However, this book's complete failure to tell a story that is in keeping with the heroine's personality makes it, in my opinion, an unworthwhile read. Adobe Reader required for these resources. Then, this young lady dons a pair of This is my favorite book from my pre teen years and nineteen years later, I sat down to re read it. I did not go beyond the first 5 minutes of the book because the reader just totally inhales very loud. It reminded me of nothing so much as a sanitized Moll Flanders for children no prostitution.
Students can research the time period and discuss how the story relates to this historic time period. To be fair, I didn't even know this book existed until recently. I loved it and still love it. The captain, tho charming at first, shows his true colors and a ship mutiny occurs. Except for any other revisions spurred by comments of yours, I have no other intended edits to make at this time. Using one of the templates at is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. I'm so glad I listened to their advice and I seriously regret not picking this up sooner!! An ocean voyage of unimaginable consequences.
As Charlotte awaits trial, Zachariah visits her in her cell. The life of a poor woman in that century was not something any girl, no matter how young and naive, would choose. The book focuses on 13-year-old Charlotte Doyle, making the passage alone from England to Providence, Rhode Island, to be reunited with her family. Cheeseman and his three children must keep their identities secret and stay one step ahead of the villains as they run from town to town, escape dangerous situations, even change their names. I st When I was about 12 or 13 years old I read this book. Ironically, I now teach this novel to middle school students.