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    Lea Wait
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    Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (July 1, 2004)
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Seaward Born (Aladdin Historical Fiction). Wintering Well is a terrific book. The characters are wonderful, and the author does a great job of approaching a very difficult subject-physical disability-in a way that is moving and engaging

Seaward Born (Aladdin Historical Fiction). The characters are wonderful, and the author does a great job of approaching a very difficult subject-physical disability-in a way that is moving and engaging. It's seamless and reads beautifully. Reading Wintering Well, you feel like you have stepped right into the early 19th century.

Seaward Born (Aladdin Historical Fiction). Wintering Well (Aladdin Historical Fiction). Susan Fletcher is the acclaimed author of Journey of the Pale Bear; as well as the Dragon Chronicles, composed of Dragon’s Milk, Flight of the Dragon Kyn, Sign of the Dove, and Ancient, Strange, and Lovely; and the award-winning Alphabet of Dreams, Shadow Spinner, Walk Across the Sea, and Falcon in the Glass.

This historical fiction novel tells a compelling story Maine author Lea Wait writes the NYT-praised 8-book Shadows Antique.

Sometimes a man has to risk everything to do what's right  . This historical fiction novel tells a compelling story. I found Michael/Noah a sympathetic character, but was a bit disappointed about how easily he was able to get out of difficult situations. This story is a fast read, with short chapters and moves from event to event.

Lea Wait was an American author of historical novels and mysteries, many set in Maine. She has written historical and contemporary books for children aged 7 and up, two books of nonfiction, and the Shadows Antique Print Mystery series and Mainely Needlepoint series for adults. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she grew up in a family where books were an important part of life. Her family summered in Maine.

Her first children's book, Stopping to Home, was named a Notable Book for Children in 2001 by Smithsonian magazine

Lea Wait made her mystery debut with Shadows at the Fair, which was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Shadows on the Ivy, the third novel in her acclaimed series featuring Maggie Summer, is forthcoming in hardcover from Scribner. Lea comes from a long line of antiques dealers, and has owned an antique print business for more than twenty-five years. Her first children's book, Stopping to Home, was named a Notable Book for Children in 2001 by Smithsonian magazine. Библиографические данные.

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Sometimes a man has to risk everything to do what's right. Doing it is what makes him a man. Thirteen-year-old Michael knows he is lucky. Few slaves in 1805 Charleston are where they want to be. But Michael works on the docks and ships in Charleston Harbor, close to the seas he longs to sail. Life seems good. But when Michael's protective mistress dies, everything changes, and Michael's friend Jim encourages him to run away. Michael is torn. Should he risk everything for a chance at freedom in some unknown place? Or should he stay - is staying safe worth staying a slave?

I love the story but I was a little upset that in the ending he had to go multiple places to find a home. I would've rather liked it if they would have outlawed slavry in the book but I know that's not how history went.
This book about the slave trade will intrigue the young reader. My daughter read this for her 5th grade FCAT studies and I was impressed with her reaction to the story. Invariably children find readinga chore. However, this is one book that she read quite speedily. The story revolves around a young boy who decides to break out of slavery. The reader can ascertain much in the way of social and ethical challenges from this particular genre.
I purchased this book on my kindle and I like it. It is a good book about a slave in Charlestown South Carolina who eventually escapes to Maine and Canada. It is well written and historically accurate. I suggest this book to anyone who enjoys an enjoyable historical fiction book.
Michael is a lucky 13-year-old African American boy. Even though he lives in the 1800s, he has still not been taken for slavery. He has no parents, but has a guardian, Mrs. Lautrec, who takes care of him and his friends, Anna, Sam, and Sirrah. Mrs. Lautrec sends him off to be with a captain who trains him to survive on water. But after Mrs. Lautrec dies, he and his friends are taken as slaves. He sneaks onto a ship headed to Boston on an adventure to be free from slavery. But not even he knows where it is going to end up.
This book should have been recommended for a more sophisticated age group. The publishers recommend it for ages 8 to 12, but because of the slavery, and men, women, and their children being thrown off of a ship, it should have been recommended more for ages 11 to 15, or for someone who wants to learn about slavery in the 1800s. I was not able to concentrate for a long time, because only every other chapter was interesting. Less describing the scenery and the thoughts of the characters, and more adventure and human conversations would keep the reader more engaged. But other than these minor details, this is a book that makes the reader worry about Michael being caught and enslaved, and at the end it gets more interesting and I cared about the main character's life.
Michael, born a slave in Charleston, wishes more than anything to be able to work on the docks, and maybe some day work on a boat. When his master dies, his wish is granted, and he goes to the docks. While there, he learns about the idea of freedom. It's a scary thought, and it takes some gumption for Michael, who renames himself Noah, to think of trying to gain freedom for himself. What will he have to endure to become free, and will he succeed? He has already lost his family and his security with a good master. What else must he lose?
Lea Wait, who lives in Maine, has a good eye for background detail. Her vivid scenes of Charleston in 1805-6 are very believable. The lives and terrors of slaves born there, and what they know about the dreadful ships on which their people arrived in America are gripping. Noah, who is a minor character in Wait's earlier young adult novel, "Stopping to Home" manages to meet those friends again. "Seaward Born" is the second book in what will become more stories for young people about others their age who find themselves adrift in a hostile world, but who eventually find true homes.
Lea Wait also writes adult mysteries, the "Shadows" series.
This book helped me and my "8" & "10" year olds learn and appreciate what it was like for a young black boy during this era. For me it wasn't a page turner, but a realistic portrayal of the life of this young boy, the ship hands and those that entered his life. I do think this book was educational and this subject critical to our appreciation of what slavery meant and the impact it has had on our society.