rating: 5 of 5 stars
Educational and engaging, this book really held my attention. It is well-written (and it's the middle of the night and I have insomnia and can't sleep--or think, sorry, will try again later.) It's about a very precocious 13-year old boy who loves the sea and the tidal flats. He makes some exciting new discoveries and becomes and instant "success." which turns out to have its downsides!
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I am just back from my trip to Maine, and although it is cool outside, it is nearly 90 in the bedroom and I can't sleep. It doesn't help that I had an argument with BB about turning on the air conditioner (we did not). So in addition to being hot, I am suffering from separation anxiety.
So here is my new book list (though I am fairly certain it is incomplete):
- The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
- Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens
- Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
- Dream When You're Feeling Blue, Elizabeth Berg
- We didn't mean to go to Sea, by Arthur Ransome
- Tara Road, Maeve Binchy
- Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
- The Worst Witch at School, Jill Murphy
- Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
- The Nick Adams Stories, Ernest Hemingway
- The River King, Alice Hoffman
- The Probable Future, Alice Hoffman
- The Book Thief, Markus Zusak
- Lucifer, A Hagiography, Phillip Memmer
- It's a Magical World, Bill Watterson
- Pigeon Post, Arthur Ransome
- I Claudius, Robert Graves
- Peter Duck, Arthur Ransome