The Voyage of the Frog (Scholastic Gold) (Paperback)
Fourteen-year-old David was only trying to fulfill his uncle's last wish when he set sail on the Frog. He wasn't ready for the way the world seems to disappear out on the ocean, and he certainly wasn't expecting the violent storm that nearly took his life. David quickly learns that surviving on the sea is different from anything he knows on land. The waves can be merciless, the storms unpitying, and the creatures that lurk beneath the surface dangerous.
With only a small ration of food and a deadly calm following the brutal storm, David must find his way back to land . . . if he can endure the other challenges the water holds.
Gary Paulsen has written more than 175 books and some 200 articles and short stories for children and adults. He is considered one of the most important writers for young adults today. Three of his novels--Hatchet,Dogsong, and The Winter Room--were Newbery Honor books, and his works frequently appear on the best books lists of the American Library Association.
Mr. Paulsen and his wife, Ruth Wright Paulsen, an artist who has illustrated several of his books, divide their time between their home in New Mexico, a boat in the Pacific, and adventures in the wilderness.
Awards and Praise for The Voyage of the Frog
An ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
An ALA Notable Book for Children
An ALA/YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
"Paulsen's spare prose offers an affecting blend of the boy's inner thoughts and keen observations of the power of nature to destroy and to heal." -- School Library Journal
"Great, compelling storytelling as only Paulsen can do it." -- Book Links
"An epic, often lyrical journey of self-discovery ..." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Paulsen's admirers will be satisfied with his latest survival story, this time set in the open sea." -- Publishers Weekly