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 Leo, dog of the sea
 Author: Hart, Alison

 Illustrator: Montgomery, Michael

 Publisher:  Peachtree
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 165 p., ill., map, 20 cm

 BTSB No: 423134 ISBN: 9781561459643
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Magellan, Ferdinand, -- d. 1521 -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Explorers -- Fiction
 Discoveries in geography -- Fiction
 Voyages around the world -- Fiction
 Sea stories

Price: $17.19

Summary:
#4 -- Leo is a hardened old sea dog who knows not to trust anyone but himself after four ocean voyages. But when he sets sail with Magellan on a journey to find a westward route to the Spice Islands, he develops new friendships as they experience hunger and thirst, storms and doldrums, and mutinies and hostile, violent encounters. Will they ever find safe passage?

Series:
Dog Chronicles


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.30
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 189318
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.20
   Points: 6.0   Quiz: 70728

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (02/15/17)
   Booklist (04/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2017 In this latest entry in Hart’s Dog Chronicles series, stray dog Leo is about to embark on his fourth sea voyage, paying his fare by ridding the ship of rats. This time, the captain general is a Portuguese man named Magellan, whose goal is to find a passage around the New World to the Spice Islands. He brings with him an armada of five ships, of which his, the Trinidad, is the leader. As they set off, Leo finds a stowaway, a boy named Marco who, upon discovery, becomes the page of Antonio Pigafetta, who is recording the journey for posterity. Through Leo’s eyes, the reader follows Magellan on his ill-fated final voyage, which includes such hardships as scurvy, doldrums, storms, wrecks, and mutinies. Hart includes plenty of details in Leo’s first-person narrative while telling an engrossing and insightful story. Leo stays true to his canine nature throughout but still grows and changes appropriately. An ample appendix, with additional material, sources, and further reading, rounds out the tale. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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