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Creech, Sharon. 
New York : HarperCollins, 2000. 
IL 3-6, RL 5.7 
ISBN 0060277319 
Thirteen-year old Sophie talks her adoptive parents into letting her sail with her three uncles and two cousins across the Atlantic to see her grandfather, Bompie.  The voyage becomes an exciting, perilous trip with treacherous storms, family conflicts, and tests of personal courage.  The story is told through journals kept by Sophie and her cousin Cody.  The journey to England becomes a journey into Sophie's past as she remembers her forgotten life before she was adopted.  This high sea adventure and mystery will keep you on board until the journey's end!  (Jean Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2003) 
SUBJECTS:     Sailboats -- Fiction. 
                        Sailing -- Fiction. 
                        Ocean travel -- Fiction. 
                        Family life -- Fiction. 
                        Grandfathers -- Fiction. 
                        Sea stories. 


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