Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen
From the first lines.."David Alspeth stopped at the locked gate, felt in his hands the weight of the small box which he could not stand to see yet, looked down on the sailboat, and tried not to cry." Up to the last, the story is very moving. It's about the main character named David, who is 14 years old is dealing with his uncle's recent death.The Frog is actually the name of a sailboat that his uncle left to him as a legacy. Want to find out how this boy survived the storm and got blown off 350 miles from his home in Ventura California, met danger along the seas, met wales and other things? You've got to get the book. Mr Paulsen has already won my adoration not only for his great stories but also for his beautiful prose .