The Wanderer by Sharon Creech.
HarperCollins Publishers: NY, 2000.
Newbery Honor 2001

This is an outstanding story of a family's (3 uncles and 3 cousins) courageous and tumultuous journey across the Atlantic Ocean in their own boat. It is told through the journals of 2 of the cousins-one of them the only female on the trip. The girl, Sophie, tells the stories of their grandfather, mixing her feelings with his words, in an attempt to belong in this family and on this journey. On this journey the only threads holding them together are their positions in the family and their struggle to survive-until they come to personal realizations through their crises.

related-sailboats, sailing, ocean voyage, sea stories, family, adoption, adopted children, survival, adventure, diaries, storytelling
RL=5th and up

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