CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP:
A CAROLINE CLASSIC VOLUME I

American Girl Publishing

kathleen ernst, caroline abbott,



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Captain Of The Ship includes the stories from Kathleen's previously published Meet Caroline, Caroline's Secret Message, and A Surprise For Caroline American Girl books. These stories are for readers age 8 and up who enjoy historical fiction without sex, gore, or explicit violence.

Story Description


Caroline Abbott loves sailing on Lake Ontario with her father, a master shipbuilder. But when the War of 1812 breaks out, Caroline's father is taken prisoner, and everything changes. When Sackets Harbor is under attack, Caroline makes an exceptional sacrifice to defend it. She's determined to make her father proud by staying steady and helpful at home. Then she goes on a risky voyage to deliver a secret message to her father. But will her message help him to escape?

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About the Author


Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning mysteries and historical fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including multiple Edgar and Agatha mystery award nominations, and an Emmy for children's educational programming.

To date readers have purchased over 1.7M printed, ebook, and audio copies of Kathleen's thirty-five published books. more>>

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Enjoy the author's insights about the story, characters, and settings.

Baking Bread With Caroline

kathleen ernst, caroline abbott, american girl, children's historical fiction, sackets harbor new york, lake ontario, war of 1812, sites and stories blog, baking bread with caroline blog post When I was a kid, I read about a girl in colonial times whose family had kept a crock of sourdough going from generation to generation. I’ve been fascinated with the idea of making bread with sourdough starter ever since.  more>>
   

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Author's Note

I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting and hearing from many Caroline fans since my first books about her came out in 2012. I’ve spent so much time imagining Caroline and her world that she almost feels like a friend!

If you haven’t met Caroline yet, this book will let you enjoy several of her many adventures. I hope you’re soon thinking of Caroline as a friend, too! 

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In Caroline's time sailors believed that black cats brought good luck. Perhaps that is why Caroline's papa gives her one, which she names Inkpot.

Plush toy of Caroline's pet cat Inkpot, available from American Girl

Here are Caroline and her pet. American Girl sells Inkpot the plush toy cat below.