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Title:
A whaling captain's daughter : the diary of Laura Jernegan, 1868-1871
Author:
Jernegan, Laura, 1862-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Blue Earth Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
The diary of a young girl who traveled with her family on her father's whaling ship in the 1860s records her schooling, dangerous whale hunts, and the activities of her baby brother. Includes sidebars, activities, and a timeline related to this era.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.7 1.0 4527.
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Added Author:
ISBN:
9780736803465
Format :
Book

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The diary of Laura Jernegan, a young girl who traveled with her family on her father's whaling ship in the 1860s who records her schooling, dangerous whale hunts, and the activities of her baby brother. Includes activities and a timeline related to this era.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-This series features the edited diaries of real young people from different periods in American history. Captain's Daughter covers three years in the life of Laura Jernegan, who traveled with her family to the Pacific on whaling voyages. Schoolgirl offers passages from the diary of Caroline Cowles Richards, who lived in upstate New York with her wealthy grandparents. Quaker Girl presents excerpts from the journal of 16-year-old Sally Wister, who lived with her affluent family in Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. The texts are quite readable even though they retain the occasional misspelling and grammatical errors of the original sources. In all three books, sidebars provide background information, activity suggestions, and tips on starting a journal. Full-color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and drawings add clarity as well as visual appeal. This series will be the natural next step for fans of the "Dear America" fictional series (Scholastic).-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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