The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed

The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed

For Ages: 8 - 12
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October 1835. Patience Goodspeed, almost thirteen years old, departs from Nantucket aboard her father's whaling ship. Between kitchen duty and whale blubber stench, this voyage is far from a pleasure cruise. At least Papa lets Patience assist the ship's navigator since she's so good at calculations.
But the smooth sailing doesn't last long. Mutinous mates maroon most of the crew, including Patience's father and brother, on a deserted island. Can Patience rescue everyone before it's too late?
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689848698 | 
  • April 2004 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7

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About the Author

Heather Vogel Frederick
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Heather Vogel Frederick

Heather Vogel Frederick is the author of the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club series, as well as the highly acclaimed The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed, The Education of Patience Goodspeed, and the Spy Mice series. She resides with her family in Portland, Oregon. Visit her at