The Wanderer

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 304 pages
32 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  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The cover didn't draw me in for some reason, and this book sat on my shelf for too long. Thank goodness for the Summer Reading Challenge in Aussie Readers for pushing me to pick it up. Turns out it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - StephBecker - LibraryThing

This is a great book I would love to read again!! Told by both Sophie and her cousin Cody, this story is full of adventure and heart. One of my favorite Sharon Creech books by far! The Wanderer is very well written. 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
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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.
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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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About the author (2009)

Sharon Creech has written twenty books for young people and is published in over twenty languages. Her books have received awards in both the U.S. and abroad, including the Newbery Medal for Walk Two Moons, the Newbery Honor for The Wanderer, and Great Britain’s Carnegie Medal for Ruby Holler.

Before beginning her writing career, Sharon Creech taught English for fifteen years in England and Switzerland. She and her husband now live in Maine, “lured there by our grandchildren,” Creech says. “Moo was inspired by our mutual love of Maine and by our granddaughter’s involvement in a local 4-H program. We have all been enchanted with the charms of cows.”

www.sharoncreech.com

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 Belpré Honor Award winner. Mr. Diaz lives in Southern California.

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