A boys passion in sailing in the voyage of the frog by gary paulsen

I thought everything was unexpected because when he went out to dump the ashes, I thought he was just going to go out and come back and be fine.

A boys passion in sailing in the voyage of the frog by gary paulsen

To view it, click here. The main character, David, promises his uncle that he will spread his ashes in the middle of the sea. As he sails he explores his emotions around his uncles death. He goes to sail back and see waves coming.

The boat gets tossed in the storm pushed farther out to sea. As he tries to sail back, he grows in his ability to problem solve and comes to peace with his uncles death.

He grows so close to the sail boat the when he has an opportunity to leave the boat and get rescued, he chooses to sail home instead. I thought it was interesting how David adapted to the change and how in solving one external conflict, he solved another internal conflict.

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The author uses the sea and sea creatures as a motif. At the beginning, when David is scared and angry, the sea appears rough and unforgiving. He thinks of all the dangerous creatures surrounding his boat.

Towards the end, he views the sea as calm and peaceful. He sees the creatures as company. This books is sort of similar to other books where characters have to overcome an external problem while struggling internally.

Gary Paulsen uses that technique a lot. Another similarity between these two books is that the main characters are young and have to take control and learn about responsibility in a difficult situation. I thought it was a good book. It was based on a true and devastating story that actually happened and that caught my eye.

A boys passion in sailing in the voyage of the frog by gary paulsen

The main character, David, set out on his uncle's boat to fill his last wishes. Once out at sea, David spreads his uncles ashes over the water and starts to head back to shore but is caught in a horrible storm.

When David wakes up he finds that he is even further out than he was the day before and now waits for good winds. The next day David comes head on with a huge oil tanker and almost gets crushed but he worked out of the way.

After a few days the winds finally caught and David was on his way. When he hit shore, he was over three-hundred miles south of his home city. Then another storm hits while he's in the Baja California bay. After the storm hits another boat appears and David sails next to the other vessel.

The captain comes over and says that he was looking for David because he's been gone for a week with no one knowing where he was. The search was called off because David was presumed dead.

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Later during the next week David got home. David is the main character who went on a voyage to send his uncles ashes to sea where land couldn't be seen in any direction. Owen is David's uncle who died recently. The time is modern day California. The place is out on the Pacific ocean far from land.

The main theme is that even when in a bind don't lose your head and if you're still alive make the most out of the time you might have left and try to find your way through a dark cave with a small light.

My recommendation is to anyone who likes a short adventure and a survival type book. I have no real age recommendations for "The Frog.The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen in my opinion was a very good book.

It was about a boy named David who had just witnessed his uncle Owen dying and the hospital. Owen's last wish was for David to spread his ashes out to see because of his love of sailing and the sea/5(). The Voyage of the Frog is an amazing book to read.

It is about a teenage boy named David who goes out into the sea to do one last thing for his Uncle Owen. He died from a type of cancer and wants David to spread his ashes in the sea. David takes The Frog, Owen's boat who gave it to David.

When a storm hits, David is left to sailing his way back home/5(K). Celebrated outdoorsman-turned-author Gary Paulsen relates his lifelong romance with open water to teen readers with this short and salty memoir, Caught by the Sea: My Life on caninariojana.comn packs adventure into every sentence of this page caninariojana.coms: Literacy Skills Teacher's Guide for 3 of 3 The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen Teachable Skills Making Predictions At the end of the book, David has acquired supplies from the research freighter and is sailing alone toward home.

Ask the students to write an additional chapter to the book.

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The students should highlight events along the way. Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

Two boys, separated by the canyons of time and two vastly different cultures, face the challenges by which they will become men. The Voyage of the Frog. Gary Paulsen May 27, All about The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers Voyage of the frog is about a teenage boy named David whose grandfather had passed away and he was responsible for spreading his ashes.

his last wish for David to take the FROG out on his own, and sail her beyond /5(11).

The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen