The Wanderer

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
52 Reviews
"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.

  

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User Review  - Verkiezen - Goodreads

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech is an excellent example of a bildungsroman or coming-of-age novel. The protagonist of the story is 13 year old Sophie. She narrates most chapters with the occasional ... Read full review

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Thirteen year old Sophie is setting out on an adventure. She is going to sail across the ocean with her 3 uncles and 2 cousins. She is the kind of person who finds wonder in everything around her ... Read full review

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Contents

Slew Time
12
H A K E n o w
23
Wildlife
30
Ill T H E l s L A N 0
65
Stranded TO 1? Traditien 22
80
Wood Island
88
The Little Kid
96
The Baptism
100
3? Wind
182
Bobbing
185
No Time
188
Surfing
189
Battling
194
Weary
195
The Son
196
Alone
197

Bompie and the Faster
106
23
113
Oranges and Pizza
119
Fired
121
Cede
124
2? Insurance
126
28
130
Blips
140
Knots
144
Rosalie
146
Bompie and the Swimming Hele
154
Life
160
30
165
The Blue Hopper
168
Bouncing
181
Bompie at the Ocean
198
4? Force Ten
201
Night
203
49 Spinning
205
The Wave
210
51
216
jumbled
217
Bompie and His Father
220
Mr Fistit
222
Wet
224
Useful
226
52
233
11
245
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Page 131 - A ALFA B BRAVO C CHARLIE D DELTA E ECHO F FOXTROT G GOLF H HOTEL I INDIA J JULIET K KILO L LIMA M MIKE N NOVEMBER O OSCAR P PAPA Q QUEBEC R ROMEO S SIERRA T TANGO U UNIFORM V VICTOR W WHISKEY X XRAY Y YANKEE Z ZULU The letter "ZULU" should be written as "Z" to distinguish it from the numeral "2.
Page 125 - Street to his parents' house, slowly, getting him there bit by bit. "Did you see any action? In the war?" asks Derreck. "No, man, I was in Germany, in peacetime, jacking off." Derreck wants to know about the military alphabet. Sandy tells him, "A is alpha, B is bravo, C is Charlie, D is delta, E is echo . . ." "E is echo," says Derreck Wells, slowly, and with great effort, "I think I could learn this.
Page 56 - I'm learning so much every day, and the more I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to know about sailing and water and navigation and weather.
Page 240 - I don't know anything about him. I don't know where he was born or what he does at work or how he got that scar on his forehead.

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She only knows that sailing to Ireland in Uncle Dock's 45-foot sailboat, The Wanderer, to visit Bompie, is something she has to do. ...
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Literature Circle Guide to THE WANDERER by Sharon Creech
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Sharon Creech's novels The Wanderer and Granny Torrelli Makes Soup have many ... In The Wanderer the entire story is told through either Sophie or Cody's ...
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The Wanderer (Sharon Creech novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Wanderer is a children's novel by Sharon Creech, published in 2000. It was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and named a Newbery Honor book. [1] [2] ...
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Abstract: Sophie and Cody in "The Wanderer" (Sharon Creech) share the duties of recording their ... "The Wanderer" and "The Odyssey"; III. Motivations; IV. ...
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About the author (2009)

Sharon Creech is the author of the Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons and the Newbery Honor Book The Wanderer. Her other work includes the novels The Great Unexpected, The Unfinished Angel, Hate That Cat, The Castle Corona, Replay, Heartbeat, Granny Torrelli Makes Soup, Ruby Holler, Love That Dog, Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost, as well as three picture books: A Fine, Fine School; Fishing in the Air; and Who's That Baby? Ms. Creech and her husband live in Maine.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including smoky night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Me, Frida by Amy Novesky, a Pura Belpr Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

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