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Young Man And The Sea
Audience: 5th Grade - 6th Grade
Let me tell you about twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman. He's had a hard life. His family's never had a lot of money. His mother recently died from an illness, leaving Skiff and his father alone in their small house off of the Atlantic Coast. Now his father never leaves the couch, and he focuses any attention he has left on watching television or sleeping away the influence of booze. To top everything off, the Beaman's boat, the Mary Rose, has just sunk. Skiff doesn't let this get him down though. He's got a plan. First he starts a scheme to capture two thousand lobsters to gain enough money to fix the boat. When that rotten Tyler sabotages all of his lobster traps, Skiff decides to take drastic action. He puts two gallons of oil into his little motorboat along with a single harpoon. He and journeys thirty miles off shore into the ocean in order to catch a thousand-pound blue fin tuna to sell for a fortune. This is a journey that can be a matter of life and death.
Date read: 4/28/2009
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