Title:The Wanderer. Second Printing in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Harper Collins, New York , 2000, ISBN:0060277300 2000
ISBN Number: 0060277300 / 9780060277307
Seller ID: 87999
CREECH, Sharon. The Wanderer. Drawings by David Diaz. (New York) : Harper Collins, (2000). Second Printing. Pp (14),-305,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue paper-covered spine, purple paper-covered boards, metallic green lettering to spine.
Sharon Creech (b. July 29, 1945, South Euclid, Ohio).
Juvenile fiction for ages 8-12.
"Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl amongst the surly crew of The Wanderer made up of her three uncles and two cousins. They sail across the Atlantic toward England, the land of Bompie, her grandfather. The sea calls to Sophie--promising adventure and the chance to explore and discover. But the personal journey she takes brings her deeper into a forgotten past than she ever knew she could travel to.
Sophie's thirteen-year-old cousin Cody isn't even sure why his father brought him along on this voyage. Everyone, including his dad, thinks he's nothing but a knuckleheaded doofus. But behind all the goofing off, he wonders if he has the strength to prove himself to the crew and to his father. Through Sophie's and Cody's travel logs, the amazing experiences of these six wanderers and their perilous journey unfold. Stories of the past and the daily challenges to survive at sea swirl together as The Wanderer sails toward its destination, and its passengers search for their places in the world." - from the dj.
Arranged in six sections : I. Preparations; II. Shakedown; III. The Island; IV. Underway; V. Wind and Waves; VI. Land.