I have been thinking about the hundreds of books I have read over the years with my older two and wondered which one stood out to me the most and to be honest there were a few but I always seem to come back to this one as it fascinated me so much. The thing that intrigues me is that this mans work is still used today in the shipping industry and keeps all our sailors safe on the open waters of our oceans (The American Practical Navigator also known as The Sailors Bible was written by him). I so enjoyed this read aloud from Sonlight that I took out our encyclopedia to research him and all it had was a few lines with a reference to this book as the definitive work on the man.
- Author: Jean Lee Latham
- Illustrator: John O'Hara Cosgrave II
- Date Written: 1955
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Boston
- Current Pub. Date: 2003
- Pages: 256
- Dimensions: 21.5 cm x 14.5 cm x 2 cm.
- Edition: illustrated
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978086020864-8
- Awarded the JOHN NEWBERRY MEDAL in 1956
Which is your favourite read aloud historical novel and why ?