The Shipwreck

Happy Blue Monday!
This photo was taken in Puerto Vallarta, the land of summer sunshine! I love all the different shades of blue and especially seeing all the children playing. I never get tired of looking at the ocean. It has such a calming effect, watching the tide flow in and out.

Mellow Yellow Monday!
 I also enjoy looking at nature. Outside our library, we have several paths of flowers that lead up to the main entrance. Lots of lovely lavender can be found everywhere but I'm not sure what the name of the yellow bush is called. Perhaps Forsythia.


For Book Sharing Monday, I have chosen:

Chapter Book for ages 10 and up.

The Shipwreck

The Inuk Quartet, Volume 1

When his father is murdered, a young viking boy named Leiv stows away on a ship bound for Greenland, intending to avenge the death. But the boat is wrecked in a storm and his search for revenge becomes a struggle for survival. Leiv is saved by an Inuit brother and sister and starts a new life in an icy land. Slowly he becomes aware of a way of life and value system which centers around peace rather than war, showing a profound respect for the natural world.

Here are some more views inside the chapter book.


The Shipwreck Page 30
The Shipwreck Page 42
The Shipwreck Page 102
Here's an anonymous review:


"When Liev’s father is murdered, he becomes a different boy. No longer the practical joker, he is sullen and withdrawn. Determined to avenge his fathers death, he sneaks onboard Thorstein’s skiff and, once they are out at sea headed toward Iceland, he challenges him to a duel. After agreeing to wait until he is older, the party runs into a storm that results in Liev being found on shore by Narua and Apuluk, Inuit brother and sister, who nurse him back to health, teach him some of their language, and eventually introduce him to their tribe. While the Inuit are suspicious of Live at first, he soon becomes a part of their tribe, enjoying the Inuit way of life and becoming a brother to Narua and Apuluk.
Lovers of adventure and wilderness novels will enjoy this tale. It’s a bit like a Jack London novel for younger readers—adventure, battling the elements, and encountering unknown people and animals. This title could be used in classrooms studying geography or indigenous cultures or as a selection for class study. It is a good choice for a book club, particularly one aimed at boys, with possible programming activities focused on crafts or games based on Inuit culture. It was reviewed by Kirkus and School Library Journal."

About the Author

JA rn Riel is a Danish writer who is highly regarded in Europe for his work focusing on the people of the Arctic Circle. The Inuk Quartet has been published in Danish, French and German to great acclaim. Helen Cann has worked as an illustrator and artist, exhibiting in several European countries. She has illustrated many Barefoot Books including The Barefoot Book of Dance Stories. Helen has travelled in the Arctic Circle and her illustrations for this series are informed by her experiences there.
The book is 112 pages and costs $10.00 http://ladyd.barefootbooks.com


Theodor Seuss Geisel: The Early Works, Vol. 1 (Early Works of Dr. Seuss)

Recognized as the most popular children's book author of the 20th century, Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) had a career in illustration that varied widely before he wrote his first juvenile book. Early Works Volume 1 is the first of a series collecting various political cartoons, advertisements, and other images drawn by Geisel long before he had written any of his world-famous books... Happy B'day Dr. Seuss, March 2nd!

Here are some photos I found that clearly provides the image of a shipwreck. 


Photo Credit: George.Schick

You will find building a boat for Paul's shipwreck at Sundayschoolkids.com.
Paul is shipwrecked
Acts 27
Have a riot! This is great fun. Same easy basic boat as above with a few twists and special instructions. Reinforce what occurred with a memorable activity.
Run the ship on the reef.



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