Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Latham, Jean Lee

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

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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.

Author: Jean Lee Latham, Mary R. Walsh
Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 05/19/2003
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 8.25h x 5.50w x 0.75d
ISBN: 9780618250745
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.1
Point Value: 8
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 16 / Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Award: Newbery Medal - Winner

Review Citation(s):
PW Notes and Reprints 04/14/2003 pg. 73
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2003 pg. 385 - Superior,Well Above Average
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 385 - Superior,Well Above Average
Publishers Weekly 04/14/2003

About the Author
Latham, Jean Lee: - 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.