"The sea, the sea, the sea. It rolled and rolled and called to me. Come in, it said, come in."
Thirteen-year-old Sophie hears the sea calling, promising adventure and a chance for discovery as she sets sail for England with her three uncles and two cousins. Sophie's cousin Cody isn't sure he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, we hear stories of the past and the daily challenges of surviving at sea as The Wanderer sails toward its destination — and its passengers search for their places in the world.
As their journey unfolds, so does Sophie's story... including her growing understanding of a long-repressed tragedy that explains her ambivalence about the ocean's waters. This acclaimed bestselling Newbery Honor Book from multi-award-winning author Sharon Creech is a classic and moving story of adventure, self-discovery, and one girl's independence.
"Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech (Walk Two Moons) describes the sailing experience with astonishing precision — from the smell of the sea to the intricate workings of The Wanderer itself... This profound, suspenseful novel will pull you into its swift current and barely let you surface for breath." — Karin Snelson, Amazon.com Reviews
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|Mar 26, 2002