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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle | Avi
Avi's treasured Newbery Honor Book now in expanded After Words edition! Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle is excited to return home from her school in England to her family in Rhode Island in the summer of 1832. But when the two families she was supposed to travel with mysteriously cancel their trips, Charlotte finds herself the lone passenger on a long sea voyage with a cruel captain and a mutinous crew. Worse yet, soon after stepping aboard the ship, she becomes enmeshed in a conflict between them! What begins as an eagerly anticipated ocean crossing turns into a harrowing journey, where Charlotte gains a villainous enemy . . . and is put on trial for murder! After Words material includes author Q & A, journal writing tips, and other activities that bring Charlotte's world to life!
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Princessss
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Genre: Nautical Fiction
Date Started: October 15 2019
Date Completed:
How did you choose this book: I found it in the library and it seemed interesting.
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved?

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Librarybelle
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It has been so many years since I read this, but I recall pieces of this story. Charlotte is strong and opinionated and ends up working alongside a crew on a ship. #LeavingPort #SoaringScores

JackOBotts I remember reading this, too! 4w
Cinfhen This would have worked for #TheConfession yesterday 💚💙💚 4w
taraWritesSci Me too! Me too! Such a great book ❤️ 4w
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Librarybelle @JackOBotts ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Very true! 4w
Librarybelle @taraWritesSci ❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Schlinkles I vividly remember reading this.as a class in sixth grade...it's been a while.
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Zelma I read this in library school for a kid lit class and adored it. Would have loved it as a child. 4w
CrowCAH It‘s actually pretty accurate via the ship sailing stuff and written for middle grade audience. 4w
Librarybelle @Schlinkles @Zelma It‘s memorable! 4w
Librarybelle Good to know about its accuracy, @CrowCAH ! 4w
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EmilieGR
Mehso-so

Forgettable

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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1) I have a lot of favorites, but I read this one when my bro was supposed to be reading it for school lol
2) Cake...I just love frosting so much.
3) Cooking & I like exercising, I like kickboxing workouts and swimming. I would love to get more involved with more physical outdoor activities though.
4) Not sure, I'd love to travel. Lately I've been thinking of moving to Vermont for at least a bit some day.
5) 💙💚💜
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

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Book.Lover007
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This book is one of my absolute favs! I was a little unsure of reading it at first but I fell in love with it almost instantly ~ Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should read next?

TheWintergarden Sure. What about trying The Wintergarden by Tanya Corcoran. Available on Amazon kindle. Read it free for 30 days. I hope you enjoy it. If you love it please leave a review on my page. here's the link to take you to the description and offer. https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/kshare?asin=B07GCYLDDK&id=bzt818fuRFGKe4NyLbEu4Q&r... 1y
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Harrypotternerd1
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So I‘m about a third of the way through the book, and I‘m still kind of stuck. I want to side with the sailors and crew, especially now that the captain killed Cranick, but there‘s a tiny bit of me that still wants to be on the side of the captain, so, I really don‘t know. #trueconfessionsofcharlottedoyle

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SaniaReads
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This one book that put the other books in shame. Frowning hard at all those insults and talks about the mc being a "girl", I still managed to get through this tiny book. If my school hadn't made me read this, I wouldn't even know what it is to read a historical fiction (you know, i never read those types of books. i'm into paranormal romace). The book explains how any person can change into anyone.
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#charlottedoyle #pirates #sailors #ship #books

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SaniaReads
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I started this piece of art a few days back for school works. And I think this is better than most books that land in my hands.
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#trueconfessionsofcharlottedoyle #avi #pirates #woman #books #bookslut #goodreads #bookstagram #bookgeek #bookworm #youngadult #harrypotter #twilight #booklover #bookish #bigbook #booknerd

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Mrs.Watkins
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“Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder....”

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CrowCAH
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#GetMovin #Believer https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IhP3J0j9JmY

“Believe her” and her daring tale of adventure!

LibrarianRyan My favorite avi book ever!!!!!! 1y
eanderson Sounds interesting! 1y
Bradleygirl I remember finding this as a wee young adult and being blown away by it 1y
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Cinfhen I used to volunteer at my kids MS library and AVI was the most popular author ~ don‘t recall this book 1y
DivineDiana I read this with my daughter years ago, and we both absolutely loved it! It would make a fantastic movie and I read somewhere that Danny DeVito has the rights to it. 1y
CrowCAH @DivineDiana that‘s interesting! I agree, would make a good movie! 1y
CrowCAH @LibrarianRyan @Bradleygirl I too was enthralled with the narrative! I don‘t recall reading any of her other novels, so this one is my favorite 😉 1y
CrowCAH @Cinfhen fun! Avi has many, not surprised it didn‘t catch your eye. I read it recently as “pirate/nautical” research. 1y
CrowCAH @eanderson very well done story, captivating and believable. 1y
LibrarianRyan @CrowCAH Mr Avi has so many great books. I a, slowly working my way through a reread, read the new stuff list. It's huge. And he has 2 more coming out soon. My other fav novel of his is And even though it's 20+ years old, it's still very relevant. 1y
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TorieStorieS
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Had you asked me in second grade to #TellUsYourFavoriteBook I would have instantly responded with this one! I remember trying to convince friends to play out the scenes using our living room couch as the Seahawk! This is my first time experiencing it on audio, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it again! Still a favorite #historicalfiction and terrific for #AudioColoring! #HappinessIsResistance #AprilBookMadness

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Purrsistently
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I celebrated international day of the book by fitting this one out with a new cover💕

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LibrarianRyan
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Every year I pick and author and read as many books of this as possibles. This year I chose Avi. Many of these will be reread, but not all. And he's still writing with a new one either just out or due soon. #avichallenge

valeriegeary He has written so many!! 😱😱😱 True Confessions of a Charlotte Doyle was one of my absolute favorites growing up! Kind of want to read it again now... 2y
LibrarianRyan @valeriegeary mine too! Followed closely by Nothing but the Truth. Then probably the Man Who wax Poe. 2y
Zelma @valeriegeary I ❤️ Charlotte Doyle too! 2y
Soubhiville Wow, so prolific! I e read a few and enjoyed them! 2y
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Crystallinegirl
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Last one! #bookhaul photo 4 of 4 from The Book Thing of Baltimore. A Wrinkle in Time and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle are for the PopSugar 2018 Reading Challenge. Though it's a toss-up whether I'll read Kindred or re-read Wrinkle in Time for the time-travelling prompt. The rest of this stack just looked interesting, and I'm never one to pass up Philippa Gregory.

Cortg I‘m impressed you‘re already planning your 2018 reading challenges! 2y
Crystallinegirl @Cortg I'm going to be on vacation for the last two weeks of the year, so I've been planning and scheduling out my blog posts for December and early January. My first post in January is about my planned reading challenges, so I had to figure that out ahead of time! 2y
Cortg Nice! Have a great vacay! 2y
Crystallinegirl @Cortg thanks! We're going back to our hometown on the other side of the country to visit my husband's family and some of our old friends for Christmas. I'm really looking forward to it. 2y
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JordanHull
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#UCFLae3414F17 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a captivating HF, by AVI. The story details the journey of Charlotte Doyle, a 13-year-old girl, on a voyage from Rhode Island to England in 1832. The families she was supposed to travel with cancel at the last minute and she goes on the trip alone. She ends us on a ship with a treacherous captain and evil crew and she must prove her innocence while on trial for murder. She ends up realizing

JordanHull her love for sailing and takes out on another adventure once her terrorizing one was over. The book has ship details, terminology, and times in the back to create more sailors like Charlotte. This story would be a great LC book and would stir some great conversation.

http://glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/pdf/true_confessions.pdf

The link above provides a before, during, and after reading guide. It helps the students organize their
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JordanHull thoughts and the plot with graphic organizers and guiding questions. I would implement ESOL 5 and provide prior knowledge of sea life and terminology. The back of the book has a great glossary and diagrams of ships that would prove helpful to all students. I would refer to the diagrams and glossary and use UDL 3.3 to keep students visualizing and processing the text. 2y
JordanD I actually just saw this book the other day- it looked so interesting! I'll definitely have to get my hands on it now! I love how the resource you used lays everything out. 2y
DominiqueL I absolutely love this book. I remember reading this in 6th grade and being so intruding. Even though I read it, I did not know it had a glossary and diagrams of ships. That would have been so helpful for clarifying information and terms, because you can get lost in the information while reading. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is a #sentimental book. It's probably the book that most fostered my love of reading. I have had a few copies over the years. I no longer own this book, (I think) but I will again someday. 1 is my fav. 2 is the copy I originally read when I was a child, 3 is the copy I used to teach from, 4 is ugh, 5 is kind of ugly, and 6 should be burnt. #fallintoreading.

rachelm 2 was the one I owned and read 2y
beccaeve I also had (I think still have) 2. I loved this book. One of my elementary school teachers read it to us. 2y
Johanna414 I'm partial to 5 as that's what I read for book club when I was little, and then probably ten more times throughout my childhood. I loved this book! 2y
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Natasha.C.Barnes Lolol 6 should definitely be burned! I think I read 3? But maybe it was 2. Wow, I loved this book. 2y
TorieStorieS I completely share your love for this one! I had cover 2 and was obsessed with trying to get my friends to act out parts of the book after I read it in elementary school! The audio was recently on sale through Audible and I'm excited to revisit it after all these years!! 2y
LibrarianRyan @TorieStorieS 😁👍🏻. I'm planing an Avi re read for myself next year. 2y
TorieStorieS @LibrarianRyan ooo- let me know when you are going to start this one! I would love to read along with! 😃 2y
alanacristin I read number 2 as well! It's still at my parents' house 😊 2y
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josie281
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My heart soars to find a strong female character for upper elementary children!! 🌊🌊🌊🌊⭐️.
While it may not be historically accurate all the time, it is written well and enchanting.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Had an assignment in college where we had to pull this one apart and explain why it was terrible history. Fun book though! 2y
josie281 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk i think I was able to look past inaccuracies because chapters were engaging. I have to present on this for my children's literature class and wasn't sure if I should bring up this aspect. 2y
minkyb I remember my daughter loving this 20 years ago. Seems like yesterday. 2y
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josie281
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Homework given at class tonight was to finish the book. I'm sure she didn't mean tonight exactly but it's happening. #nosleeptillbookless

Eggs Love Avi! 2y
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josie281
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Starting Children's Literature class today! Squee!

Cinfhen Fun!!! 2y
minkyb I hope this is a fabulous class! 2y
Felso Loved Charlotte Doyle!! 2y
LauraBrook Man, I am so envious!!! 2y
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bookandcat
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Today's #bookhaul from eBay arrived! Lots of two of my favorite children's book authors - Avi and Lucinda Landon's Meg Mackintosh books (illustrated mysteries you can solve if you pay attention, like a more fun female Encyclopedia Brown). Fun fact: I learned about Through the Looking Glass from Who Stole the Wizard of Oz? and I also once made a board game about and dressed up as Poppy the field mouse (in elementary school).
Do you have a favorite?

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Mindyrecycles
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Pickpick

My daughter met #Avi at the #tfob and told him that Charlotte Doyle was her favorite of his books and he asked WHY. Love it! Why let your fans off easily? LOL. (The daughter was totally ready with a reply.) #ocean #sizzlinsummerbooks

Mommamanzi And what was her reply?! Good for him and GOOD for her! 2y
minkyb This was a household favorite back in the day. 2y
Laalaleighh Awww I remember this book! 2y
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Avidreader25
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A few of my favorite childhood reads. #riotgrams #childhoodreads

SheilaChew Where The Red Fern Grows will always be a favorite. My fifth grade teacher read it to our class. When I read it, I can still hear her voice. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Hey ho everyone

1. At my desk wasting time til lunch. More specific, corn country Illinois.
2. my friend was a beta tester and wanted more people to interact with. She left, I didn't. I love it here.
3. Page master for the kiddos, the princess Bride for everyone, and A Time to Kill for adults
4. Only if you count the giant ones that would wander from the beaches of Guam.

#welcomelittens @saguarosally

readinginthedark Page Master! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
WarpedSweetness The Princess Bride is great! 2y
Morbidgypsy 1- USA, Pa., right outside Philadelphia 2- I love to read, so why not be with others 3- Umm, I don't know. I tend to always like the books better. 4- Turtle no but I have had- cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, lizards, fish, birds, ferrets. 2y
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Smangela Ah! Page master! I forgot about that!! I need to get my hands on a copy now haha 2y
LibrarianRyan @Morbidgypsy I too had ferrets!👍🤓❤️ 2y
LibrarianRyan @Smangela I love how the story still holds up it has 2y
megt I forgot about Page Master! 2y
saguarosally Corn country is pretty much the entire state aside from Chicago. 😄 2y
LibrarianRyan @saguarosally well, we also have soybeans. 🤓😋 2y
saguarosally Are soybeans just regular beans saying, "Hi, I'm beans!" in Spanish? 2y
LibrarianRyan @saguarosally 🤣😆😀😄🤣😄😆😀🤣😄😆😀 I've no idea but I love the thought. 2y
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Chelsibno
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Sailing is basically just #floating with style right? Right. I love this book and have been wanting to reread it at some point. #JuneBookBugs

MJSanty "Sailing is just floating with style." That is perfect. 2y
MyNamesParadise I remember reading this in 7th grade and ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT!!!! 2y
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hes7
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Getting a better view on what could be a #TallShip. #WhatAWayToLive #PiratesLife

CrowCAH Good book! And the cover does have a tall ship! 2y
Zelma I loved this book! ❤️ 2y
TorieStorieS I was obsessed with this book for all of second and third grade!!!! 2y
whatsjennareading One of my favorite books of all time. 2y
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EthanH
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I don't know which was harder, recreating this cover or the enjoyment I had for Charlotte Doyle and her triumphs aboard Seahawk? Luckily I was able to do both, and as a young adult I was able to notice many things I missed. Many symbols were featured in this book so here's a link opening discussion on such symbols. http://www.brighthubeducation.com/homework-help-literature/78408-symbolism-in-ch... #ucflae3414sp17 #HF #partofthecrew

DrSpalding I agree that this is a great book for exploring themes and symbolism! Love the cover recreation pic! ❤️📚 3y
Mlegg Love your picture for this book! You included a great resource for teachers to use along with this book. What a great way to teach symbolism!!! 3y
SarahF I love reading your post and seeing how creative you are with the pictures you choose to take! Awesome read 3y
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Bradleygirl
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manifestsanity I just did an Avi post the other day! 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is one of my all time favorite books. Every time I get a new chance to introduce it to kids, I jump on it. A new classic that should be a classic forever. #booktober #day16 #greatfirstlines

yayeahyeah I ADORE this one; one of my favourite reads growing up! 3y
Avidreader25 Love this one when I was growing up! 3y
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LizGotauco
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More #greatfirstlines for #booktober! I read this in fourth grade, then over and over again thru my teens.

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Andrea313
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One of my very favorite books for young readers and totally #fullofadventure all the way through. I would put Charlotte pretty high on a list of badass girl heroes. Who else belongs on that list with her? #avi #kidlit

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My choice for the "read a book originally published in the decade you were born" category of the read harder challenge. I took it a step further and picked a book published in 1990, the year I was born. I thought this was my first time reading Charlotte's confession but it seemed familiar so maybe not?

annahenke One of my favorites! 3y
Laalaleighh I think I read this in school. Is she like a ship captains daughter or something? 3y
MyNamesParadise I read this book in the 7th grade and I remember loving it!!!! 3y
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I read this book for my middle school's Battle of the Books (book trivia, for the uninitiated) back in the early 90s. I read it again lately, and I was taken back to being in seventh grade, reading hungrily about a girl who crossed the Atlantic; who chose a life of adventure over being a lady. 👍🏻

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kgriffith
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This book has echoes of The Witch of Blackbird Pond, which is interesting for many reasons, not least of which is that Elizabeth George Speare was born ~30 years earlier and was, you know, female. (Also, terrible cover art, isn't this?)

OffTheBeatenShelf.com I try really hard to not focus on the cover when I'm reading, but ugly covers drive me mad. If I was an author I'd want every aspect of my work looking good! 4y
kgriffith @OffTheBeatenShelf.com Agreed, which makes me wonder how much say Avi had with later printings like this one -- it's one of those classroom companion types, with vocab notes and critical thinking questions, for very young readers it seems. 4y
kissxxmyxxconverse I love this book so much! 4y
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FORESHADOWING MUCH?

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