In 2003, casting their fortunesaand their livesato the wind, the Ellison family embarked on what they thought would be a one-year voyage on their forty-seven-foot sloop, Promise. Five years and more than 25, 000 nautical miles later, the family of four returned to the United States and dry land. In this memoir, authorAlex Ellisonchronicles his familyas adventures on the seas. Culled from a detailed daily journal that Ellison began keeping at the onset of the voyage when he was just eight years old, A Star to Sail Her Byreveals his transition from enthusiastic child to capable sailor and reflective young adult. He learned two important lessons as they traveled from port to port: not everything always works the way it should, and change is really the only thing you can count on. aA Top 5 Book Picka aYachtingMagazine aA Star to Sail Her By is sure to entertain and inspire people who dream of adventure.a aJennifer Castle, editor, PBSkidsaEllisonas earnest, genuine style is reminiscent of Robin Grahamas in Dove. In crafting a twenty-first century bildungsroman at sea, with a tender family spin, heall leave you positively envious.a aRichard King, PhD, professor of literature of the sea, Williams College aA terrific tale of an unbelievable upbringing.a aClint Grantberry, KLIF, Dallas, TX aIn and of itself, this memoir of a 25, 000anautical mile voyage is informative, entertaining, and eye-opening. That a high school student wrote it is astounding.a aMeredith Laitos, editor, SAIL... a science fair was organized by the science teachers (Mom, Davida#39;s mother, and Ms. Joshi, the secondary-school physics and math instructor). About half the student body did a presentation, including everyone in Moma#39;s fifth- and sixth- gradeanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Star to Sail Her by|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2012-12|