The Education of Patience Goodspeed

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 24, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 314 pages
When the Morning Star sets sail on the Pacific in 1836, fourteen-year-old Patience Goodspeed can't wait to be the assistant navigator. But when danger strikes, Captain Goodspeed whisks his children, Patience and Tad, and their aunt Anne off to a boarding school in Hawaii until the ship returns. Here Reverend Wiggins, the headmaster, thinks girls should study sewing instead of math.

Then there's more trouble in paradise: Fanny Starbuck, a widow from Nantucket, is the silliest and frilliest etiquette teacher ever. And Patience discovers that Fanny's been writing love letters to the ship; fetching a proposal from Papa, for sure!

Sometimes growing up on dry land can be even rockier than a voyage on the sea, but Patience is about to learn that true friendship will sail her through it.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
14
Section 3
28
Section 4
45
Section 5
63
Section 6
89
Section 7
103
Section 8
152
Section 13
210
Section 14
227
Section 15
235
Section 16
250
Section 17
260
Section 18
269
Section 19
281
Section 20
297

Section 9
174
Section 10
180
Section 11
188
Section 12
197
Section 21
301
Section 22
313
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Heather Vogel Frederick is the author of the incredibly 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 husband and sons in Portland, Oregon. Visit her online at heathervogelfrederick.com.