Author: Thomas P. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers; Paperback Beginning Reader
Period: at sea, 1850's US; Fiction
An I Can Read Beginning Reader, Level 3
It is a long, exciting, and dangerous journey sailing from New York, around Cape Horn, to California in the 1850s. For Captain Murdock, his wife and navigator Mary, and their children, it's normal, daily life. Mrs. Murdock works, navigates the ship, and teaches the children . . . and when her husband falls ill, she steers the ship through winter storms, icebergs, and repairs, right into safe harbor in San Francisco Bay.