Today's Grateful List/12 April 2014

  • Just being happy
  • Good buddies to build a group with
  • My porch swing
  • Reading outside again
  • A gorgeous, beautiful, wonderful spring day!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed Review

The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed is an interesting little book. I was constantly evaluating who the audience would be as I read until it dawned on me that this would be the sort of book I would've liked when I was a child--sort of the Witch of Blackbird Pond type thing, where it takes you to another place and time and a girl could be a hero. It's well-written and the pages fly by; set aboard a whaling ship in the 1830s, we follow 13 year old Patience as she reluctantly joins her captain father on his 3 year voyage. I enjoyed it enough to order the second book, The Education of Patience Goodspeed, and if some of the language was a bit awkward, well, that can be overlooked in a novel as fun as this one. My amazon review is found at

1 comment:

Katknit said...

I think the authors of historical fiction for kids do a great job of bringing the past to life. Terrific review, T!