Alone on A Wide Wide Sea

Alone on A Wide Wide Sea

eBook - 2007
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When six-year-old orphan Arthur Hobhouse is shipped to Australia after World War II, he loses his sister and everything he knows. He is finally saved by his talent for boat design. Now Arthur has to build a special boat for his daughter Allie a solo yacht designed to carry her to England in search of his long-lost sister. Will the threads of Arthur's life finally come together.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Children's, 2007.
ISBN: 9780007369980
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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Jul 15, 2016

There was so much to gain from this book: learning to stand up for someone and not giving up are two of the main focuses followed by the characters, and I think this gives such a fantastic message to so many people. As the plot is based on a true situation - children with no homes or real identity being sent away into some unknown, terrifying place with strangers. In WWII, thousands of children were sent to Australia, and while many were lucky to live happy lives, others suffered exactly like Arthur, not knowing anything about who they were and what their future would look like. I laughed along with Arthur in his happiest moments, and when Allie succeeded in her mission, I cheered along with her in delight. I really do recommend this book to others!

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