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Children’s Book Committee – September Pick

September 12, 2014


Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud
by Tracey Fern, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
(Farrar Straus Giroux BFYR/Macmillan)

In 1851, Eleanor Prentiss navigated a clipper ship from New York City to San Francisco in record time, reading the sea and daring the wind. Maps, glossary, watercolor illustrations. (8-12)

Our Young Reviewer says:
It showed you the long journey of the voyage and how they didn’t quit after the storm. My favorite part was when the mainmast broke. I thought the ship was going to sink but it didn’t. The illustrations were beautiful, they went with the page that they were on.
– Elena, age 9, Fairfield, CT
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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 20, 2014 1:39 am

    This looks beautifully illustrated and sounds fascinating. Guessing that “The Flying Cloud” was the name of the boat? 🙂

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