Carry On, Mr. Bowditch: Winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal

Paperback | March 19, 2004

byJean Lee Latham

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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.

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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 ...

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.
Format:PaperbackPublished:March 19, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618250743

ISBN - 13:9780618250745

Appropriate for ages: 12

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