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School Ship Tobermory
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Random House Children's Books 2016
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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. The first volume in a  middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who’ve been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they’re heading to the School Ship Tobermory. This is no ordinary school—it’s a sailing ship where kids from around the world train to be sailors and learn about all things nautical. Come aboard as the kids set sail for their first adventure.

Ben and Fee make friends as they adjust to life aboard the Tobermory. When a film crew arrives on a nearby ship, the Albatross, Ben is one of the lucky kids chosen as a movie extra. But after a day’s filming, his suspicions are aroused. Are the director and crew really shooting a film? Or are they protecting a secret on the lower decks...

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Street Date:
10/11/2016
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English
ISBN:
9780399552632
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Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.1, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
710
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Alexander McCall Smith. (2016). School Ship Tobermory. Random House Children's Books.

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Alexander McCall Smith. 2016. School Ship Tobermory. Random House Children's Books.

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Alexander McCall Smith, School Ship Tobermory. Random House Children's Books, 2016.

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Alexander McCall Smith. School Ship Tobermory. Random House Children's Books, 2016. Web.

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The author of the beloved No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency draws from his own sailing experience to deliver this rip-roaring adventure on the high seas. The first volume in a  middle-grade adventure-mystery series perfect for boys and girls!
 
Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who’ve been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they’re heading to the School Ship Tobermory. This is no ordinary school—it’s a sailing ship where kids from around the world train to be sailors and learn about all things nautical. Come aboard as the kids set sail for their first adventure.

Ben and Fee make friends as they adjust to life aboard the Tobermory. When a film crew arrives on a nearby ship, the Albatross, Ben is one of the lucky kids chosen as a movie extra. But after a day’s filming, his suspicions are aroused. Are the director and crew really shooting a film? Or are they protecting a secret on the lower decks...

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      • content: "A schooner that serves as a boarding school is an inviting setting for this breezy series opener."
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        A schooner that serves as a boarding school is the inviting setting for this breezy series opener from bestselling author Smith. Twelve-year-old twins Ben and Fee MacTavish, who board the Tobermory on the Scottish Isle of Mull, have spent ample time on their parents’ research submarine, but they have never been on a sailing ship; readers learn nautical lingo and the basics of seafaring along with the good-natured siblings. The story’s central mystery involves a sailboat moored nearby, purportedly carrying a team making a pirate movie. After some students are recruited as extras for the film, they realize that something fishy is going on, and their sleuthing uncovers the crew’s true, nefarious mission. Playful characterization grounds Smith’s story as he introduces an international cast that includes bullies Hardtack and Shark, a friendly Australian girl, a Scots stowaway on the run from abusive relatives, and a sea-savvy American boy who becomes Ben’s first real friend. Featuring crosshatched and silhouetted images, McIntosh’s woodcut-like spot illustrations, which include some comics-style sequences, fit right in with the setting, evoking vintage nautical prints. Ages 8–12.

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        September 15, 2016
        Adventure and derring-do abound on the Tobermory, a sailing-ship boarding school based off the coast of Scotland. Fee (female) and Ben (male) MacTavish, white 12-year-old twins, have spent a great deal of their childhood on their marine-scientist parents' submarine, where the story opens. The setting quickly moves to the Tobermory, a large sailing ship that is also the boarding school where Fee and Ben will start their first term. The twins are nervous--it's hard to be the new kid in school and even harder if you don't know sailing basics despite all those years on a submarine, since being under the water and on it are very different things. The other students, from many countries--United States, Australia, Jamaica--are, however, mostly friendly and encouraging. When a nearby ship, the Albatross, with a film crew onboard needs extras, 20 Tobermory students are chosen--Ben among them. But after the first day's filming, Ben has a bad feeling, and it turns out there's more to the Albatross than meets the eye. McCall Smith's fairly simple plot is full of cheerfully delivered lessons that connect to readers directly through his occasional use of second-person narration within the overall third-person narration. McIntosh's black-and-white illustrations have a direct charm to them that complement the uncomplicated writing style. An accessible, unpretentious story full of timeless values and goodness. (nautical glossary) (Fiction. 7-12)

        COPYRIGHT(2016) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Come aboard as the kids set sail for their first adventure!

Ben and Fee MacTavish are twins who've been homeschooled on a submarine. Now they're heading to the school ship Tobermory. This is no ordinary school—it's a sailing ship where kids from around the world train to be sailors and learn about all things nautical.
Ben and Fee make friends as they adjust to life aboard the Tobermory. When a film crew arrives on another ship, the Albatross, Ben is one of the lucky kids to be chosen as a movie extra. But after a day's...
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