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CHASING THE NIGHTBIRD by Krista Russell

Posted in reviewku: pirate (all), reviewku: plunder, middle grade

WHALES, WATER, WORRIES, WHIPS

Whaling history

Landlocked, abolitionists,

Kidnappers, justice.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Middle grade

Nautical fiction (whaling history)

Third person close POV

Fourteen year old boy main character (Lucky)

Many nautical/whaling specific terms

Themes of whaling, longing to go to sea, racial tension, fight for equal rights

Kidnapping

Coming of age

Falling in love for the first time

Sibling battles

Animal (seagull) with humanistic characteristics