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Seal boy / Ken Catran.

By: Catran, Ken.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Random House New Zealand, 2004Description: 167 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869416112 (pbk.).Subject(s): Whaling -- Juvenile fiction | Shanghaiing -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction | Aeroplane crash survival -- Juvenile fiction | Shipwreck survival -- Juvenile fiction | Survival -- Juvenile fiction | Survival at sea -- Juvenile fiction | Wilderness survival -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction, New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Shangaiing -- Juvenile fiction | Ocean travel -- Juvenile fiction | Teen adventure stories -- Juvenile fiction | New Zealand -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: Young Adult Summary: Fourteen-year-old Emmett Tyler is the son of a wealthy banker and yearns to escape the stifling society of Boston and see the world. While exploring the docks he is shanghaied for a three-year voyage on a whaling ship, eventually finding himself abandoned in New Zealand where he must fight for his life.
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Unfortunately, the next day he wakes in the hold of a whaler, shangaied abroad for a three-year voyage, at the mercy of hard-faced officers and an iron captain. After whaling along the North and South American coasts, the ship ends up in New Zealand - Korareraka, and Fiordland - and Emmett is dumped on a beach to survive on his own.

Novel for young adults.

Fourteen-year-old Emmett Tyler is the son of a wealthy banker and yearns to escape the stifling society of Boston and see the world. While exploring the docks he is shanghaied for a three-year voyage on a whaling ship, eventually finding himself abandoned in New Zealand where he must fight for his life.

Suitable 13 and upwards

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