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Sophie Loveridge is a twelve-year-old English girl living in the year 1721. Her father has always been very impractical and has decided to chase his latest dream - writing a book about surviving in the wilderness, like Robinson Crusoe. He decides to go spend a winter in the newly discovered New-Found-Land and bring his wife and daughter along. Sophie is upset she has to leave and so begins the journal her uncle gave her, so she can express her feelings about the move. She describes the ocean voyage in which she learns about sailing and makes new friends, and then the summer in New-Found-Land during which the men who came on the ship with the Loveridges spend much of the time fishing. After the summer is over, most of the men go back to England, leaving Sophie and her parents nearly alone, with just two Irish fishermen, their wives, and an old fisherman named Old Lige to help the ill-prepared family survive. Sophie then describes the hardships of the long winter, as they struggle with freezing cold weather, horrible blizzards, and scarce food.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements    -   colonizing/settling in new area

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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