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True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, the (1991) [Novel]
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As the only passenger, and the only female, on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, thirteen-year-old Charlotte finds herself caught between a murderous captain and a mutinous crew.

From the publisher
Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial and found guilty...

Charlotte Doyle is just such a girl and she swears to tell the truth in all its detail. It happened during the summer of 1832 aboard a ship called the Seahawk. The only passenger on the long Atlantic Ocean crossing, Charlotte found herself between the madness of a ruthless captain and the rage of a mutinous crew. This is her terrifying account of that fateful voyage.

Original title: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultHistorical Fiction
FictionChildren & Young AdultAdventure

Edition #1: True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, the

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, the (1991)
Awards: Newbery Honor Book (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A sensuous novel, evoking the sights, sounds, and smells of the ship and the sea; the moods of captain and crew; the terror of bloodshed caused by the captain; and the nature of friendship and loyalty." School Library Journal (starred review)
  • "Tautly plotted, vividly narrated, carefully researched." Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)
  • "[Charlotte's] transformation from prim schoolgirl to sailor is handled with elan." The Horn Book (starred review)
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