Book Reviews of Captains Courageous (Great Illustrated Classics)

Captains Courageous (Great Illustrated Classics)
Captains Courageous - Great Illustrated Classics
Author: Rudyard Kipling, Malvina G. Vogel (Adapter), Ken Landgraf (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780866119801
ISBN-10: 0866119809
Publication Date: 6/1993
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Playmore Inc. Publishers
Book Type: School Library Binding
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A wonderful book about character and courage, set in the fishing grounds of the Grand Banks. For a modern reader, Kipling uses too much nautical terminology--there are a few long passages where all I could determine was that something was being done with sails--and also tends to be quite long-winded in his descriptions, but he still manages to tell an exciting story about a piece of America's past.
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Captains Courageous is the classic tale of Harvey Cheyne, a rich, spoiled fifteen-year-old boy who falls overboard after smoking a cigar and becoming seasick on a ship bound for Europe. Luckily, he is picked up by a fisherman in a dory and put aboard a fishing schooner called the We're Here. The owner and captain of the boat, Disko Troop, is not pleased to have the boy aboard but tells him that he will pay him ten dollars a month and board until the schooner docks in Gloucester the following September. The captain's son, Dan, is glad to have someone his own age aboard the fishing boat, and he soon becomes a friend of the castaway. Gradually, Harvey becomes accustomed to the sea. There are times of pleasure as well as of work. Eventually, they return to port and Harvey is reunited with his parents who had thought he was dead. But in the end, Harvey became a man while at sea and was better for it.

Overall, an interesting sea tale. However, sometimes Kipling overused the use of New England vernacular to the point where some passages were indecipherable. Otherwise, a mild recommendation.

I have seen the movie version of this with Spencer Tracy which was very enjoyable. I would actually recommend it over the book.
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Abridged from the original Kipling.
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son of a millionaire now a passanger at sea, Harvey is swept overboard and must learn to work and understand that life is who you are as you become a man
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Illustrated Pocket Classics
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In my opinion, this book is the way the world is, not the way it should be. Not for the politically correct.
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This is a workbook/text published by bring the classics to life.