Workboats

Summary:
The weather report suggested that it would be a rough day on Buzzard’s Bay; too dangerous for small boats. Skip Warr went down to the floating dock to check the moorings of the small craft. He took the Yard Boat and headed to the Narrows Caf

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Mr. Adkins' love of boats and the sea is contagious. Even if you never meet or eat one, you’ll never forget a “quahog”. The author’s pen and ink illustrations are the cherry on the sundae!

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction
Workboats is an exciting tale about a sea rescue. It is generously illustrated on each page with scenes of boats in action. Mostly a book for a boy's reading list-it also has commander Linda Brown skipper of the Vigilante. This is an inspiring book for teens who want to pursue a career of service and adventure. Most of us landlubbers will love to look into the lives of the men and women who make their living fishing along the Atlantic coast or tugging larger boats or patrolling in the US Coast Guard boats or involved in air-sea rescue. Thank you for such a fine book.
Big Kid Reaction
This is a story of a search and rescue mission during a treacherous storm on Buzzard’s Bay. As he has done in other books, Jan Adkins provides the reader, not only with an enjoyable adventure, but also with a primer on all things nautical. This time the focus is on “Workboats”, what they are, what they do, and when, where, and how they do it.
Type of Book:
This is a sea-faring adventure story.
Educational Themes:
The story demonstrates how friends, government agencies, and businesses pull together during a search and rescue mission. The courage, dedication, and selflessness of those who serve in such situations provide endless opportunities for discussions about community, responsibility, service, and caring.
Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It is an enjoyable and informative adventure story. The author’s love of boats and the sea is contagious. Even if you never meet or eat one, you’ll never forget a quahog. This is a worthwhile purchase if you have a 12– to 14-year-old intereste

Title Workboats
About
Author Jan Adkins
Publisher Wooden Boat Publications © 2004
Illustrators Jan Adkins
ISBN 0937822841
Material Hard Cover
Cost $11.95
Genres History, Transportation - Boat
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