Voyage of Patience Goodspeed
Simon & Schuster, April 2002
pb: 978-0689848698
The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed

The year is 1835 and almost-13-year-old mathematics whiz Patience Goodspeed wants to stay home on Nantucket to continue her studies. Her father, a steely whaling captain, has other plans, however, and whisks Patience and her little brother Thaddeus off with him on a three-year voyage. Life aboard the Morning Star is a trial for Patience, who would rather learn to navigate than play cook's apprentice. When mutinous sailors maroon Captain Goodspeed, Thaddeus, and much of the crew on a deserted island, Patience sets sail for the challenge of a lifetime. Can she rescue her family and shipmates before it's too late?

2007 Arizona Young Reader Award Finalist
2006 Connecticut Nutmeg Children's Book Award Finalist
2005 Beacon of Freedom Award Finalist
2004-2005 Lamplighter Award Finalist
2004-2005 Oklahoma Library Association Sequoyah Book Award Finalist
2003-2004 Maine Student Book Award Finalist
2003 Oregon Book Award Winner for Young Adult Literature
2003 ALA Amelia Bloomer Project
2003 NYPL Books for the Teen Age
2002 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Books for Young Readers

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