By Paul Dowswell

ISBN-10: 074759595X

ISBN-13: 9780747595953

ISBN-10: 1582346755

ISBN-13: 9781582346755

within the interesting culture of Patrick O'Brian comes the saga of 1 boy's lifestyles within the British army through the Napoleonic Wars. Thirteen-year-old Sam Witchall had constantly dreamed of a sailor's existence, yet he did not discover how harmful and grotesque existence at sea can be until eventually he's pressed into provider aboard H.M.S. Miranda. starting his naval occupation as a "powder monkey"-assistant to a gun team at the warship-Sam learns the demanding manner find out how to focus on enemies either in conflict and at the Miranda herself.
With adequate clash, storms, and shipwrecks to please any fan of the Master and Commander series, this epic story introduces a brand new iteration to this intriguing ancient interval, while even a lowly powder monkey may develop into a hero.

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Powder Monkey has been named a NCSS-CBC awesome Social stories alternate ebook for youth.
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"Readers could be absorbed within the day by day lifetime of younger Sam, and his shiny story will retain them on area as he attempts to flee his fee. . . . now not for the faint of center, this novel is a superb creation to the likes of C. S. Forester's vintage 'Horatio Hornblower' [ saga." -School Library magazine

"Readers preferring their decks awash in blood 'and worse' should not dissatisfied. . . . Voracious enthusiasts of the nautical style will fortunately signal on." -Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of the Master and Commander sequence or motion picture will get pleasure from this seafaring experience. Sam is an interesting narrator who contains super aspect approximately lifestyles aboard ships: Maggots in foodstuff, bathroom amenities (or lack thereof), floggings, and ugly deaths-both out and in of battle--are defined in shiny detail." -Voice of teen Advocates

"Sail with younger Sam Witchall on a boat of the British army. Pressed into provider, Sam leads an exhilarating and hazardous existence as a powder monkey, dealing with gunpowder for the cannons, and surviving sea battles, storms and shipwrecks. A gripping event tale at the high

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