True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Orchard Books, 1990
HC: 978-0531084939
PB: 978-0545477116
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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

An ocean voyage of unimaginable consequences . . .

Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years ago. Be warned, however: If strong ideas and action offend you, read no more. Find another companion to share your idle hours. For my part I intend to tell the truth as I lived it.

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“On a long, grueling journey from England to Rhode Island in 1802, a 12-year-old changes from a prim and proper girl to a swashbuckling mate of a mutinous crew and is accused of murder by the captain. Awash with shipboard activity, intense feelings, and a keen sense of time and place, the story is a throwback to good old-fashioned adventure yarns on the high seas . . . .  A breathtaking seafaring adventure.”

 
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