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Jean Lee Latham was born in 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. At an early age, she became a prolific writer, penning works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as theater scripts

Jean Lee Latham was born in 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. At an early age, she became a prolific writer, penning works of fiction and nonfiction, as well as theater scripts. Ever since its debut, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch has acquired an intrigued group of sea-loving fans. I own one now. Granted, there may be some expressions and ideas that are not politically correct now, but that is no hindrance to the overall theme of the book. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, even when people are telling you you will never achieve your goals, even through hard work and hardship and loss of loved ones. 6 people found this helpful.

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch is a novel by Jean Lee Latham that was awarded the Newbery Medal in 1956. The book is a children's biography of Nathaniel Bowditch, a sailor and mathematician who published the mammoth and comprehensive reference work for. The book is a children's biography of Nathaniel Bowditch, a sailor and mathematician who published the mammoth and comprehensive reference work for seamen: The American Practical Navigator. It is an epic tale of adventure and learning. The novel introduces readers to young Nathaniel "Nat" Bowditch, the son of a cooper (a maker of wooden barrels). by. Latham, Jean Lee; Cosgrave, John O'Hara, II, 1908-1968, illustrator. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on October 20, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Bowditch book. Born on April 19th, Jean Lee Latham grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she wrote plays and operated the county newspaper’s linotype machine. She earned a master’s degree at Cornell University. While completing her degree, Ms. Latham taught English, history, and drama at Ithaca. Bowditch contains absolutely fascinating background information about Salem and navigation in the 1700s, providing a valuable context for Nathaniel Bowditch's contributions to maritime navigation and allowing the reader to more fully understand just ho. . Bowditch contains absolutely fascinating background information about Salem and navigation in the 1700s, providing a valuable context for Nathaniel Bowditch's contributions to maritime navigation and allowing the reader to more fully understand just how remarkable and important they were. com User, October 16, 2003. I first read this beautifully and simply written book when I was about ten.

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Jean Lee Latham was born in 1902 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Библиографические данные. Bowditch John Newbery Medal Book, 1956. Bowditch is a children's biography of Nathaniel Bowditch. It was published in 1955, and is written by Jean Lee Latham. The book won the Newbery Medal in 1956. While it is mainly true, it is presented in story format, so is historical fiction rather than strict history. The novel introduces Nat Bowditch, a young boy who loves mathematics, and longs to go to Harvard University

Readers today are still fascinated by “Nat,” an eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor’s world—Salem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves. But Nat didn’t promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small. Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by “log, lead, and lookout.” Nat’s long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the “Sailors’ Bible”), stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.

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Gogul
I am a father of 8 kids (6 sons, 2 daughters) and trying my best to read ahead of them to keep junk out of their heads. Wish me well.

Cons: A bit heavy. Very realistic in terms of life and death. No punches are pulled here.
Lots of death of emotionally important people.
It's only near the end before you start feeling a good upward pull.

Pros: All romance is dealt with respectably and positively. Nothing lewd.
Learn a lot about nautical topics.
See the benefit to working with those around you.
See the benefit of not giving up.
A thoughtful reader would be grateful their life was easier than this.

In our house this will be limited to 13yo+ because of the emotional weight of it all. But well written, wonderful read. It is now one of my favorite books.

Spoiler alert:

The lifespan of the women in this book are pretty short.
Perius
This book was highly influential in my life. Ever since I read it at about age 10, I have wanted a copy. I own one now. Granted, there may be some expressions and ideas that are not politically correct now, but that is no hindrance to the overall theme of the book. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, even when people are telling you you will never achieve your goals, even through hard work and hardship and loss of loved ones.
Frlas
My sons, 9, 11 and 13 loved hearing this book and begged for just one more chapter each time we read. They wished it wouldn't end. Nat Bodwitch was a great man and cared for the people around him - his family, friends and all seafarers who would be safer because of his contribution to navigation. He had talent but more importantly he had perseverance and brotherly love.
The author did a superb job introducing us to a fine man of the past.
I will be recommending it to reading families everywhere.
Zamo
"It's just mathematics," Nat Bowditch said, and then he proceeded to become a scientist, a sailor, a navigator, an author and receive an honorary M.A. degreee from Harvard, after having to quit school at the age of 12. Damn fine reading. Although the book is meant for young readers, and they can get through it, any adult with a love of adventure, reading, and learning with get a lot out of it too. One can even learn to tell time from the stars, work a lunar with a sextant, and tell the difference between a privateer and a letter of marque ship, or maybe how to sail by an ash breeze (even on land). And, of course, there's a bit of the early history of the United States in there, including that little bit of trouble we had when the British stole American-born men off their ships, and when the French were our enemy on the high seas. Damn fine reading, and a bit more than mathematics.
BeatHoWin
My son is 12 and had to read this as a required book for his classical curriculum. He was hesitant to read it because he assumed classical books meant Boring! He read it in one night and couldn't wait to tell me all about it the next day. It is a wonderful story based on a real man, Nathaniel Bowditch who loved school, especially mathematics. The boy who once complained about math hasn't uttered one complaint since reading this book.
Shalinrad
I would hazard to say that there is no Geodetic Engineer or Surveyor or even a Civil Engineer in the world, before the advent of satellites, that did not have recourse to the log tables Mr. Bowditch had meticulously prepared by hand on his voyages to Asia in the late 18th century. The science of navigation by star and lunar sightings had finally arrived.

When the Manila galleon was busy plying the route to Mexico laden with spices and silk, the ship from Salem called the Astrea, and a few others, sailed to the other side of the world carrying with it the first cargoes of abaca that ever reached the east coast of the United States. Without Bowditch aboard and his genius for mathematics the navigation relying solely on dead reckoning would have been next to impossible, if not downright hazardous for any merchant to make a profit. A wonderful story about sailing ships and the courageous men that manned them during the time of sail.
Anicasalar
My mother read this book to my brother and sister and I when I was around 6. I was enthralled. I reread it several times over the course of my childhood, and just picked it up to read again, after not reading it since my late teens.
It is an absolutely wonderful book. Wonderful history, an interesting time period, and Nathaniel Bowditch was such a brilliant man who truly did change navigation and quite probably saved thousands of lives.
It's definitely aimed for young readers, I'd imagine the 10-14 age group. My son at eight can easily read it, but isn't quite mature enough yet. Close, just not quite there. Judge that based on your own child!
My favorite part of the day is reading this book with my daughter. The book was shipped quickly in great condition. This is a classic that has a special place in my heart and the memories we are making reading it and discussions the book has brought have been whole lessons all in their own!
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Jean Lee Latham
ISBN: 0618250816
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (May 19, 2003)
Pages: 256 pages