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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0380728850
ISBN-13: 9780380728855
Sku: 30053145
Publish Date: 4/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  240
Age Range:  14 to UP
 
Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. (from the first line)
Accused and convicted of murder, thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle decides to reveal what really happened aboard the Seahawk--a ship piloted by a tyrannical captain and crewed by mutinous seamen--during the summer of 1832 *Author: Avi *Publication Date: 1997/04/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50
From the Publisher:
The "Seahawk" looms against a darkening sky. Manned by an angry, motley crew at the mercy of a ruthless captain, the ship reeks of despair and mutiny! It is no place for the lone passenger, 13-year-old Charlotte Doyle, yet for her there is no turning back. But from her seemingly powerless position, Charlotte dares to become the center of a deadly voyage that will challenge her courage, her loyalties and her very will to survive. Newbery Honor Book.
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Trying to get from school in England to her home in Rhode Island, 13-year-old Charlotte Doyle finds herself the only passenger on the brig Seahawk, led by a mad and ruthless captain and his mutinous crew. Charlotte bravely survives the passage, but only after she is charged with murder!It's 1835, and 13-year-old Charlotte Doyle is a well-educated, proper young lady who is traveling from her boarding school in England to join her family in America. Although she is somewhat scandalized to discover that she will be the only female (and, in fact, the only non-crew member) on the ship, Charlotte nonetheless boards the Seahawk and embarks on what proves to be a most perilous journey. Initially drawn into a friendship with the ship's commander, Captain Jaggery, Charlotte eventually discovers that he is a cruel and unreasonable taskmaster, and that his crew is planning a mutiny. As she becomes more aware of the injustice on the Seahawk. Charlotte retreats from her cultured background and becomes a full-fledged, and hardworking member of the crew. Captain Jaggery, however, will not stand for such a betrayal, and Charlotte soon finds herself in grave danger--and accused of murder. A reflection on class, the roles of women in society, and racism, THE TRUE CONFESSIONS OF CHARLOTTE DOYLE is a 1991 Newbery Honor book.

Praise

"Tautly plotted, vividly narrated, carefully researched: a thrilling tale deepened by its sober look at attitudes that may have been more exaggerated in the past but that still persist." 10/01/1990

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   HarperTrophy
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