Book Reviews of Teetoncey (Taylor, Theodore, Cape Hatteras Trilogy.)

Teetoncey (Taylor, Theodore, Cape Hatteras Trilogy.)
Teetoncey - Taylor, Theodore, Cape Hatteras Trilogy.
Author: Theodore Taylor
ISBN-13: 9780152052942
ISBN-10: 0152052941
Publication Date: 8/1/2004
Pages: 228
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Odyssey Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Teetoncey (Taylor, Theodore, Cape Hatteras Trilogy.) on + 27 more book reviews
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In this first novel of a trilogy, eleven-year-old Ben rescues an English girl from a shipwreck off the Outer Banks of North Carolina; and, though she becomes part of his family, she never speaks.
reviewed Teetoncey (Taylor, Theodore, Cape Hatteras Trilogy.) on + 121 more book reviews
This was a very good and engaging book. Teetoncey means "small" in the Outer Bank (North Carolina) dialect spoken in the book, and indeed she was a little girl washed ashore following a shipwreck in 1898. Cared for by 12 year old Ben O'Neal and his mother, Teetoncey soon recovered from her injuries but never spoke, and became an increasing frustration--and fascination--to Ben. The prose is descriptive, the scenes are alternating tender and exciting, the "voice" of young Ben is very truthful.

This book is the first of a trilogy, and I cannot wait to dive into Part 2.

***1/2 Three and a half stars!