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A High Wind in Jamaica

Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A High Wind in Jamaica
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Presents the story of children sent to England after a hurricane destroys their parents' Jamaican estate; after a pirate attack, the children are accidentally placed on a pirate vessel, and they adjust to life on the pirate ship.
Authors: Hughes, Richard Arthur Warren, 1900-1976
Uniform Title: Innocent voyage
Title: A high wind in Jamaica
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 1999
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Hughes ; introduction by Francine Prose
Notes: Originally published: The innocent voyage. Boston : Harper, 1929
Summary: Presents the story of children sent to England after a hurricane destroys their parents' Jamaican estate; after a pirate attack, the children are accidentally placed on a pirate vessel, and they adjust to life on the pirate ship.
ISBN: 9780940322158
0940322153
Branch Call Number: FICTION HUGHES 1999
Subject Headings: Pirates Fiction Children Fiction
Genre/Form: Sea stories
Topical Term: Pirates
Children
LCCN: 99014565
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A one-of-a-kind book about how terrifying and strange childhood can be. The story centers around kids who are traveling to England by ship when they are attacked by pirates; they find that they must adapt to life on a pirate ship.


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Dec 06, 2012
  • macierules rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Written in 1929 - written about childhood but not for children. This book is on the Modern Library's List of top 100 novels.

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