The Education of Patience Goodspeed

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In the year since the Morning Star sailed away from Nantucket, Patience Goodspeed has navigated a ship and outwitted mutineers, but this time she faces her biggest challenge yet: boarding school!

Now, instead of mathematics and navigation, Patience is forced to study sewing and French. To make matters worse, Fanny Starbuck, the most empty-headed widow in Nantucket, has shown up in Hawaii and seems to be after Papa's hand in marriage! Not if Patience has anything to say about it!

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Heather Vogel Frederick is the award-winning author of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series, Absolutely Truly, the Patience Goodspeed books, the Spy Mice series, and Once Upon a Toad. An avid fan of all things maple, Heather and her husband have recently been transplanted from Portland, Oregon, back to New England, close to where Heather grew up. You can learn more about the author and her books at HeatherVogelFrederick.com.

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Grade 5-8–This action-packed sequel to The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed (S & S, 2002) finds the Morning Star docked at Lahaina, Maui. While the whaling ship is repaired and provisioned, Captain Goodspeed, 13-year-old Patience, and her younger brother stay with a missionary family. Patience is astonished when bluestocking Aunt Anne arrives unexpectedly from Nantucket, accompanied by their neighbor, the empty-headed Fanny Starbuck. Certain that Fanny has matrimonial designs on her father, Patience resists the woman's attempts to mold her into a proper lady and happily resumes her duties as assistant navigator once they set sail. Her quick thinking saves the crew from cannibals, but this dangerous encounter convinces her father to return his children and the ladies to Maui for their safety. Patience is enrolled in a new missionary boarding school, where she is kept strictly segregated from the native girls to avoid picking up "heathen ways." The author skillfully portrays Patience's emotional development and growing maturity while she chafes at the school's restrictions and slowly gains an appreciation for the worthy character traits hidden beneath Fanny's frivolous exterior. The feisty protagonist and her sometimes-improbable adventures have much in common with Avi's Charlotte Doyle and Nancy Kington of Celia Rees's Pirates!(Bloomsbury, 2003), while the amusingly inappropriate etiquette-book quotations that head each chapter owe a debt to Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy(Clarion, 1994). Whether or not they read the first book, fans of historical adventures will find this novel highly satisfying.–Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CA
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