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  • ISBN: 9780525515241
  • ISBN: 0525515240
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, 2019.

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General Note:
"Published in Great Britain by Scholastic Ltd in 2018."
Summary, etc.:
Oona, nearly eleven, has longed to sail with her sea captain father but when she stows away on his ship headed to the far North, she faces great adventure and danger.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    *Starred Review* The northern town of Nordlor is built entirely from old ships, whose wood causes the buildings to sway as if still at sea. It's here that 10-year-old Oona resides, unloved because a prediction promised that she would be a boy. With neglectful parents and unkind sisters, there's something of Roald Dahl's Matilda in Oona, who loves to read, despite not being allowed to go to school, and yearns to sail with her father aboard The Plucky Leopard. She gets her chance at the latter when she stows away on her father's ship before it sets sail for a whaling trip in the Great Northern Sea. Oona quickly proves herself a brave and capable member of the crew, finally receiving the approval from her father she always craved. More significantly, however, she bonds with the ship's navigator, who teaches her to read maps and the stars. Myth and reality collide in the icy waters in a wondrous encounter that opens Oona's eyes to her father's true nature. She is as intelligent and intrepid a protagonist as readers could wish for, and Woods' (The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker, 2018) intoxicating mix of whimsical details and taut adventure will keep them enrapt. Subplots involving Oona's terrible sisters, lore, and sea cats enrich this already shimmering, Nordic-flavored tale from an incredible storyteller. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Matilda Woods ( grew up in the small town of Southern Tablelands, Australia. She graduated from Monash University with a Masters of Social Work. Matilda splits her time between writing middle grade fiction and working as a youth social worker. She is the author of The Boy, the Bird & the Coffin Maker, and she currently lives in the same small town where she grew up, with her four chickens, three dogs, two cats, and one bird. Follow her on Twitter @MatildaWrites.

Subject: Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Seafaring life > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Cats > Fiction.
Shipwrecks > Fiction.

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