by Rudyard Kipling
Captains Courageous, from the author of The Jungle Book and Kim, is a masterly story of an adventure at sea and the tremendous effect this has on a young boy's life.
Harvey Cheyne, the arrogant and spoilt son of an American tycoon, is rescued from drowning by a New England fishing boat – but the crew refuse to take him to shore. Instead he is set to work. Forced to adapt quickly to a harsh new life at sea, Harvey surprises himself by making friends with the sailors, learning how to fish, and discovering the importance of hard work and dignity.
Publication date: 01/09/2008