Cast Off

Cast Off : The Strange Adventures of Petra de Winter and Bram Broen

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A tale of pirates, mutiny, and friendship on the high seas, perfect for fans of "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" It s 1663 and there is an extra passenger on board a Dutch merchant ship setting sail for the East Indies. Twelve-year-old Petra has stowed away to escape her abusive father. But she quickly realizes that surviving for months at sea will be impossible without help.So when Bram, the half-Dutch / Half-Javanese son of the ship s carpenter, finds herhiding spot, Petra convinces him to help her stay hidden . . .and help disguise her as a boy. If Petra is discovered and exposed as a girl, she could be tossed overboard, or worse . . . returned to her father. And if Bram is exposed for helping her, he could lose the only home and family he has. As tensions rise on the ship, with pirates attacking, deadly illness, and even mutiny, Petra and Bram face impossible decisions that test their friendship and threaten their dreams of freedom. Told in alternating voices and filled with secrets and intrigue, this richly researched novel is historical fiction at its best."show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 33mm | 408g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Dial Books for Young Readers,US
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525428569
  • 9780525428565
  • 1,344,738

About Eve Yohalem

Eve Yohalem has had many careers--including that of an opera singer--before settling on the writing life. She lives with her familyin New York City."show more

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"The story brims with luscious detail...This novel has all the required elements to appeal to zealous historical-adventure buffs." "Kirkus Reviews" "An absorbing, informative read." "Publishers Weekly" "Riveting...A thoroughly satisfying high seas adventure." "School Library Journal""" "Young teen readers who like authenticity in their historical fiction will find life on ship in the seventeenth century vividly detailed."" Voya""show more

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80 ratings
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4 42% (34)
3 25% (20)
2 4% (3)
1 1% (1)
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