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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi/ Murray, Ruth E. (ILT) 1 of 1

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 053105893X
ISBN-13: 9780531058930
Sku: 30096697
Publish Date: 9/1/1990
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. (from the first line)
From the Publisher:
As the lone "young lady" on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, Charlotte learns that the captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
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.


"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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