Please note: This title is a required book for Tan LLATL program, as it is used in one of the four book studies.
The delightful, interesting and inspiring biography of an important figure in maritime history, Nathaniel Bowditch, a navigator. This book offers opportunities to the reader to learn that with determination and foresight, much can be achieved. After being ‘sold’ to apprenticeship for seven years at the age of ten, Nat continually takes every opportunity to seek knowledge and understanding. He suffers many sad trials through his life. His highlight is the day he receives a Master’s degree from Harvard University though he never set a foot into the university. Also used in Konos Vol. 1 and 2.
Winner of the John Newbery medal.