O'Brien, Bill, 1946-

Castaway : the diary of Samuel Abraham Clark, Disappointment Island, 1907 / written by Bill O'Brien. - Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2006. - 207 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. - My story . - My story. .

Novel for children.

Life in the orphanage is often brutal and Sam decides to break away and work his passage to Sydney on a ship. From there he plans to go to America to find his brother. Unfortunately he chooses the ill-fated Dundonald to work his passage. Only weeks out from Sydney the Dundonald is wrecked and Sam is one of 15 sailors cast away on Disappointment Island. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.


Dundonald (Barque)--Children's fiction.

Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.--Children's fiction
Shipwrecks--Children's fiction.
Orphans--Children's fiction.
Diaries--Children's fiction.
Castaways--Children's fiction.

Auckland Islands (N.Z.)--Children's fiction.
Disappointment Island (N.Z.)--Children's fiction.

Children's stories, New Zealand.

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