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The true confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Avi ; decorations by Ruth E. Murray.
New York, NY : Avon Books/Hearst, c1990.
232 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.


"An Avon Flare book."
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.

Best Books:

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 ; National Council of Teachers of English; United States
Cliffhangers, 2003 ; Bank Street College of Education; United States
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005 ; H.W. Wilson; United States

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader" "
Interest Level Middle Grade" "
Book Level 5.3" "
Accelerated Reader Points 8" "
Accelerated Vocabulary, Literacy Skills" "

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 740

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level 6-8
Reading Level 7
Title Point Value 13
Lexile Measure 740


Barbara A. Zynda (KLIATT Review, June 1992 (Vol. 26, No. 5))
What is left to say about a book that has been the recipient of a string of awards? Charlotte's terrifying adventure aboard the Seahawk in 1832 is a thrilling story. However, even more compelling is what she comes to learn on this voyage that leads her to reject stifling feminine roles and return to an "unnatural" life at sea. Young readers need to hear this young woman's voice from long ago who acted according to her conscience rather than according to the patriarchal rules society inflicted on women. (An ALA Best Book for YAs.) KLIATT Codes: J*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior high school students. 1990, Avon/Flare, 232p. 18cm. 90-30624, $3.99. Ages 12 to 15.

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
In this crackling good yarn--a Newbery Honor book--a 13-year-old girl must extricate herself from a perilous position during an 1832 transatlantic voyage. Ages 12-up. (Apr.)


Sea stories.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng)
- 0380714752 (pbk.)
0380714752 (pbk.)
0380714752 (rack)
0380728850 (HarperTrophy trade pbk.)
9780380714759 (rack)
9780380728855 (HarperTrophy trade pbk.)
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