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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (751 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Hesse Narrator: David Cole Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1767, 11-year-old Nicholas Young stowed away on Captain James Cook’s “Endeavour.” Cook’s three-year mission was secret: he was charged by the British Navy to search for a lost continent, believed to be located between the southern tip of South America and New Zealand. Young’s journal charts the voyage and with every port of call a new adventure awaits. This is the story of a great voyage of discovery seen through the eyes of a boy who was actually there.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/15/2014

    " This book drug on FOREVER it seemed. Maybe it would have been okay as a reader, but as a read-aloud book it was just too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jodee | 2/13/2014

    " This was more master and commander than pirates of the carribean. It was told in a journal entry type reading. If I hadn't been listening to it on CD I don't know if I would have finished. Sailing is a rough and hard life. It was a good story and did have moments of excitement but overall was just a narrative that didn't really keep me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annette | 2/12/2014

    " It's always fun to see what form Karen Hesse's books might take from free prose in Out of the Dust to journal in Stowaway. The book is a fictionalized journal based on a real stowaway on an actual voyage of Captain James Cook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/11/2014

    " Interesting, but slow (but then again, so was the 3 year around-the-world journey described). I'm not sure I would recommend it to my 5th grade students...but we might read excerpts during our exploration unit to get a picture of living on a ship. "

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