The Wanderer / by Sharon Creech ; drawings by David Diaz.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2000ISBN: 0060277300; 9780060277307; 0060277319 (lib. bdg.); 9780060277314 (lib. bdg.); 0439316294 ; 0060277300 ; 0030277319 (lib. bdg.); 9780439316293 ; 0060277300 ; 0030277319 (lib. bdg.)Subject(s): Sailboats -- Juvenile fiction | Sailing -- Juvenile fiction | Ocean travel -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Grandfathers -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.C8615 | Wan 2000
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Gift of Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Delta Omega Chapter International Honor Society in Education.
Preparations: Sea -- Three sides -- Slow time -- Big baby -- Shakedown: Afloat -- Slugs and bananas -- Wildlife -- Dolt and the orphan -- Beheading -- Ahoy -- Juggling -- Blah-blah-blah -- Shakedown -- Bompie and the car-- Island: Grand Manan -- Stranded -- Tradition -- Bompie and the train -- Wood island -- Little kid -- Baptism -- Bompie and the pastor -- Under way: Whoosh! -- Oranges and pizza -- Fired -- Code -- Insurance -- Charlie-Oscar-Delta-Yankee -- Blips -- Knots -- Rosalie -- Bompie and the swimming hole -- Life -- Little kid nightmares -- Blue bopper -- Wind and waves: Bouncing -- Wind -- Howling -- Bobbing -- No time -- Surfing -- Battling -- Weary -- Son -- Alone -- Bompie at the ocean -- Force ten -- Night -- Spinning -- Wave -- Limping -- Jumbled -- Bompie and his father -- Mr. Fix-it -- Wet -- Useful -- Thinking -- Little kid: Push and pull -- New dreams -- Questions -- Land: Ahoy ahoy -- Land -- Bursting -- New body -- Push-pull -- Visitor -- Phone calls -- Wales -- Little girl -- Castle -- Cottage -- Bompie -- Story -- Apples -- Oh, Rosalie! -- Gifts -- Remembering -- Home.
Thirteen-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.
Newbery Honor Book, 2001.
Reviews provided by Syndetics
School Library Journal ReviewGr 5-9-Thirteen-year-old Sophie, her two cousins, and her three uncles sail across the Atlantic Ocean to England in a 45-foot sailboat, fulfilling the men's lifelong dream. The trip is also a perfect opportunity to visit the ailing patriarch of the family, Bompie, who recently left the U.S. and returned to his birthplace. Sophie conveys her fascination with the sea in journal entries and retells many of Bompie's stories. Cousin Cody, also 13, keeps his own journal and it is through his entries that readers learn that Sophie's view of things is not always reliable and that she does not always tell the truth. Sophie is actually adopted and has never met Bompie. What happened to her birth parents? Why does she pretend her adopted family is her only family? And why does she pretend to know a man she has never met? These questions will keep readers motivated to discover the answers to the girl's secrets. During the journey, the shipmates endure a dangerous storm that reveals truths about each of them and allows Sophie to face the truth. The first-person immediacy and episodic nature of the narratives allow for piecemeal but intimate revelation of character. The story is exciting, funny, and brimming with life. For each crew member, there is a conscious journey to Bompie across the sea, and an unconscious one of self-discovery. This is a beautifully written and imaginatively constructed novel that speaks to the power of survival and the delicacy of grief.-Katie O'Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsSharon Creech was on born July 29, 1945 in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She was in college when she took literature and writing courses and became intrigued by story-telling. Later, she was a teacher (high school English and writing) in England and in Switzerland.
Her novel Walk Two Moons received in 1995 Newbery Medal; The Wanderer was a 2001 Newbery Honor book and Ruby Holler received the 2002 Carnegie Medal. In 2007, Heartbeat was a finalist in the Junior Division (4th to 6th grades) of the Young Reader's Choice Awards, sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Library Association. She has written over 15 fiction novels for young readers.
She is married to Lyle Rigg, who is the headmaster of The Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, and have two grown children, Rob and Karin.
(Bowker Author Biography)