Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

By Jean Lee Latham
Level 6

This Newbery Award-winning fictionalized biography tells the true story of Nathaniel Bowditch, an American mathematician, astronomer, and navigation expert. “Nat” faces hardships as a young boy and is forced into an apprenticeship, but he remains cheerful and perseverant as he educates himself until he achieves his dreams. This inspiring story is skillfully written yet easy to read, with great descriptive language and imagery.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Genre Biography, Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • Audiobook
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4.5 Literary Value
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