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Powder Monkey: The Adventures of Sam Mitchall
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Ltd
Publication date October 2, 2006
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780747577218
ISBN-10 0747577218
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $13.30
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Presents a naval adventure set in the 1800s. This book follows the life of thirteen-year-old Sam Witchall, press-ganged into a brutal and dangerous life as powder monkey on one of His Majesty's Royal Naval ships.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Sam is desperate to leave his sleepy Norfolk village and see the world. He seizes the chance to join a merchant ship but soon discovers that a life at sea is harsh and often short, especially when his ship is attacked by a French privateer. About to be boarded, they fear all is lost, but the privateers are driven off by the appearance of a Royal Navy ship. Sam's relief is short-lived. Soon after, another Navy ship sends over a press gang, and he is forced to join the frigate Miranda. War with France and Spain is raging, and Sam is caught in the middle with a dangerous job as a powder monkey in the company of a brutal crew. This is an amazingly well-researched adventure giving a glimpse of one boy's incredible life at sea.

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New edition from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (October 2, 2006)
9780747577218 | details & prices | 288 pages | 5.25 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.30
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