Monday, April 14, 2014

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Grades 5+

Jack is put in a boarding school in Maine after the death of his mother and deployment of his father.  He finds friendship with Early, a very different kind of boy.  They embark on a camping adventure with exciting twists and turns that will keep you guessing.

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  1. I thought this was a good book because the story takes place in World War 2, when America was at war with the Germans and the Japanese in the 1940's and Franklin D. Roosevelt was U.S president. Jack, the main character, has to go to a boarding school in Maine. I have been to Maine before, but for a wedding. This was a pretty good book.

    Meeting Street School
    Providence, Rhode Island

  2. A very good book i had gotten it for a birthday but held off on reading it and then the person who had given me it came over and i promised to read. It was such a awesome book. I recommend it to anyone who loves adventure story's.

    Evan.s Lincoln central