"Based on the journal kept by Captain Madsen and his daughter Ena, the story of this seafaring family is brought to life for modern children by Gloria and Ted Rand. Culminating in a dramatic Chrismas Eve storm at sea, this is at once a rousing adventure and an intriguing look at a unique lifestyle that wil fascinate yound and old alike." Set in the 1800s.
Great children's book! Captain Madsen's four children fondly recall their exciting experiences sailing with their father and mother on the bark John Ena at the turn of the twentieth century. Chidlren can learn about the oceans and Naval Semaphore Signal Flags and celestial navigation. Homeschooling moms might be interested in the free literature-based unit study for this book at: http://www.homeschoolshare.com/sailing_home.htm