"While neither plot nor characters are stunningly original, the execution of this familiar trope—smart heroine in historical duress—is deftly done, and readers will be glad to learn that Patience's adventures will continue—with lots of greasy luck, one hopes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Patience Goodspeed has adjusted well to life at sea on her father's whaler, and she is looking forward to setting out again after a layover in the Sandwich Islands.
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