Captains Courageous (2020)

Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling Captains Courageous A pampered millionaire s son tumbles overboard from a luxury liner and falls into good fortune disguised in the form of a fishing boat The gruff and hearty crew teach the young man to be worth his sa
  • Title: Captains Courageous
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 9780543895882
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
Captains Courageous Rudyard Kipling A pampered millionaire s son tumbles overboard from a luxury liner and falls into good fortune, disguised in the form of a fishing boat The gruff and hearty crew teach the young man to be worth his salt as they fish the waters off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland Brimming with adventure and humor.
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  1. Henry Avila

    Harvey Cheyne Jr an arrogant fifteen year old, greatly disliked by the annoyed passengers, spoiled son of a multi millionaire railroad tycoon from San Diego, my hometown is being taken to Europe by his parents on a luxury liner, a steamship, set in the late nineteenth century As they enter the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, a fertile fishing area, Harvey is seasick, not helped by smoking a strong cigar, he needs fresh air fast, going on deck his legs are a bit wobbly,head aching too, a rough sea s [...]

  2. Adam Nelson

    I read most of this aloud to my older boys as I was putting them to sleep at night, and I think that s probably the best way to navigate through Kipling s tale It s a lot of fun, but if you re reading silently, not trying on the accents as Kipling s written them, I think you miss a lot This book is chock full of sailing terms that Kipling never explains, nor does he provide a glossary, but I liked this Much of the time, I didn t understand what the characters were talking about in their daily bu [...]

  3. 7jane

    A story of how one 15 year old rich boy s moment of bad luck changes his life, from spoiled brat to a mature, better person with solid values who can work well with others and doesn t need to prove his worth with questionable things and boasting Forced to spend a summer with fishermen no radios or other ways to communicate where he is no chance that the men would drop him off after picking him up from the sea where he had fallen he gets a good glimpse as he works with them of what their life is [...]

  4. Darwin8u

    Finished reading this with the kids Enjoyed it, just didn t love it The last section should have ended about 20 pages earlier It was like Kipling hit the natural climax for the story and then felt he needed to write another twenty pages to make somebody happy and decided to just phone it in or the equivalent to phoning it in would be in 1897.The story was interesting, but just not THAT interesting I guess I would class this as a minor sea story and a minor Kipling If you are into Sea Stories AND [...]

  5. Sara

    Second reading November 2016First reading August 2014 I didn t really expect to love a sailor s story but clearly I didn t have any idea how much Leadership Education can be cultivated on the dangerous fishing lines of the Atlantic The book is totally different than anything else I have read by Kipling It is an American story as opposed to his typical Indian writing , high adventure, perfect for boys I couldn t keep my 7 year old away not to say that girls wouldn t enjoy it too and chock full o [...]

  6. Michael Gerald

    If you take a look at the informative channels on cable tv like National Geographic, Discovery, and Animal Planet, you will notice that there are a lot of programs about fishing Deadliest Catch, Monster Fish, Wicked Tuna Good to see fishermen plying their trade and makes one appreciate a job most people in cities do not give importance to.But a century before these shows, there was a book that portrayed fishing and the folks whose lives depend on it But it wasn t just a book about fishing it was [...]

  7. K.M. Weiland

    Now, I know it s not fair to judge a book on its movie or vice versa , but I totally did I love the adaptation of this story so much, but the book just doesn t live up No Harvey Manuel relationship, and Harvey s character arc happens in the space of a single chapter in the first quarter of the book The rest is all interesting and colorful accounts of fishing life and some didactic moralizing later on but it doesn t live up to Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy.

  8. Anne

    I read this book year s ago in junior high school I can t remember much it was one of those adventure sort of novels that we were always reading to keep the boys involved in class You know what I mean Lord of the Flies, Call of the Wild, Adventures of Huck FinnI read all of these when I was 12 or so Only later in high school, did I delve into books my taste, books not so decidedly action adventure.The only reason I m writing this review, or even including this on my book shelf for that matter, [...]

  9. Vince Hale

    Like a lot of reviewers here I was SUPPOSED to read this book in grade school, but that never happened I tried again my junior year of college and stopped 40 or 50 pages into it So now at forty years old I decided I would finally read it cover to cover, no matter what The copy that I read is literally the same 1964 version that I started some 30 years ago The yellow pages and old fashioned library smell of the book actually added to the experience.When I finish a really good book I always feel a [...]

  10. Sally

    I enjoyed the plot and general storyline, but I got really bogged down in all the sea faring talk and jargon When Kipling wrote this one, readers obviously enjoyed learning all of these different, strange things through reading whereas now I d rather watch 15 minutes of a documentary on the History Channel and be done.Harvey is a spoiled, rotten brat of a teenager who delights in causing his mother to fret and his father to ignore him When Harvey goes overboard a luxury steamer to land himself i [...]

  11. Great Book Study

    There is nothing a season at sea can t cure especially a bad attitude My review Captians Courageous

  12. Chuck

    I absolutely love Kipling A spoiled little rich boy on a cruise with his mother falls off a cruise liner is rescued by a fishing boat They don t believe him to be the rich kid that he claims forces him to work for his keep just like everyone else on board for the entire fishing season as they re not able to simply abandon the season just to take him home Thus begins his education into manhood character.The book has a wonderfully uplifting ending unlike many of the other reviewers who seem intent [...]

  13. Nicoleta

    Citit n englez , nu am n eles multe cuvinte, dar cum s nu mi plac o carte pentru copii, chiar i c nd unele cuvinte mi scap.

  14. Will

    It is good to read the true classics now and then, and I had not read Kipling in a long time Began this book on my phone, continued on my computer, and finally got this paperback copy at my local library, thank God I have to say I find reading ebooks a particularly unsatisfactory experience As for the book, it is thoroughly enjoyable I need not restate the plot, but I wonder how many of us living in the US today could live that kind of life, particularly young teenagers I know there are kids who [...]

  15. Lara Lleverino

    It was by chance I read this book at the same time I finished both The Secret Garden and A Little Princess and not long after reading Carry On Mr Bowditch Kiplings own story mirrors that of A Little Princess in that his birth to early years were spent in India in the care of his Ayah and later years in a merciless England The story itself mirrored Bowditch in that it took place in the oceans of North America and on a ship I found the book enjoyable if a bit difficult to read given the strange sp [...]

  16. HBalikov

    This is Kipling s only novel concerning North America It is consistent with his others in the underlying theme that experience is the great teacher Harvey Cheyne is a coddled adolescent whose parents wealth he takes for granted The bulk of the story concerns his going over the rail on an Atlantic steamship crossing and being rescued by the crew of a Great Banks fishing boat.Kipling has done a lot of research on North Atlantic fishing and the New England fishing crews He gets the details right as [...]

  17. Charles

    I m sure I d have liked it when I was young but at my age it didn t do much for me It seems clearly a kid s book, but without the adventure of something like Treasure Island The fact that it s written in dialect too makes it difficult to read in places The basic plot is that a spoiled rich kid falls overboard and is picked up by a fishing ship He ends up having to serve on the ship and learn to do hard work, but it all came a bit easily and there really weren t any grand adventures We mostly go [...]

  18. Jorge Cienfuegos

    Qu mal ha envejecido este libro Como novela de aventuras, para mi gusto no funciona salvo que seas un loco del mundo de los barcos de pesca, y como novela de iniciaci n de un chaval malcriado, se queda escueta y pobre en comparaci n con otras historias del estilo que vinieron despu s Es m s retrato plano de la vida de un grupo de pescadores que otra cosa, y a m me ha aburrido bastante.

  19. Lekeshua

    My first introduction to Rudyard Kipling was his book Just So Stories I was not a fan Thankfully I picked this book up based on recommendation from several friends not paying attention to the author Captains Courageous is a great coming of age story Not only did Harvey grow up but so did everyone around him Especially his parents I recommend this book to adults and children Especially those who believe they are entitled to everything This is an amazing classic Can t wait till this book is reache [...]

  20. Cricket Muse

    I realized I had read CC previously some time ago as I anticipated certain plot points as the story developed Not much for dialectal dialogues, as in Twain or Dickens, but it does have memorable character development and is a classic Bildungsroman This always struck of a Jack London story and I m always surprised when I see Kipling on the cover.

  21. Gina Johnson

    This story follows Harvey, a rich, spoiled, basically worthless boy who is washed overboard the steamliner he is traveling on, picked up by a fishing crew, and taught the meaning of work and how to be a useful man This is the only one of Kipling s works set in America It was, humorous, touching, and filled with life lessons I m quickly becoming a huge Kipling fan as I read and of his work There is a lot of dialect throughout the entire book that makes it slightly challenging but well worth it [...]

  22. Kevin

    A classic coming of age story, set at sea It s a simple timeless classic full of the prejudices of the era and the author but still well deserving to be read.

  23. Ashley Perham

    REREAD REVIEWOk I didn t like it as much the second time around, and I m honestly really sad I do think it s a great book, but there were just little things that stood out to me that put a bad taste in my mouth Like Harvey gets knocked down once and all of a sudden he saw the light and is a model worker Like he doesn t have a gradual arc Kind of like a spike in the beginning and one at the end when he realizes he needs to go to college Also, Kipling had some weird writing quirks Like all of a su [...]

  24. Warren

    Warning You must be an excellent cockney seaman s phonetic language reader to attempt this book.A difficult read to say the least, trying to understand what the hell everyone is saying, as well as all the boat terminology thrown at you and yee olde slang, the version I read had an appendix at the back, thank you, because otherwise this book would only have been half understood It s kind of funny reading an old book from the late 19th century as they were not concerned with dropping the N bomb wh [...]

  25. Alvin Chui

    This novel writes about a fifteen years old fellow, Harvey, who was spoiled by his multimillionaire father, learns a life changing lesson after an accident of falling into the ocean A fishing schooner that headed towards Gloucester saved Harvey However, crewmembers on the schooner didn t care about how wealthy Harvey s family was, so he got to travel in this boat for half a year During the journey, Harvey encountered hardships, but further, he learnt things that he could ve never had by living u [...]

  26. Benjamin Thomas

    You an me we ll sluice that out er when they re through Send we ll hev fuli pens to night I ve seen er down ha af a foot wit fish waitin to clean, an we stood to t tables till we was splittin ourselves instid o them, we was so sleepy, Yes, they re comin in naow Did you get that That s just an example of the kind of dialogue you must try to decipher as you plod your way through this classic novel I triple checked what I had typed to make sure I got it exactly as it s printed in my copy of this bo [...]

  27. Amy

    Captains Courageous is a great story about how setting expectations upon kids, and making them work in order to find their own sense of self worth helps them to become courageous captains of their lives I liked that a lot, especially since my sister and I are currently working on getting my nephew off the entitled spoiled track and onto a respectful path that requires him to meet some expectations and to exercise some self control and discipline.Unfortunately, Captains Courageous doesn t transl [...]

  28. Jean Poulos

    When Rudyard Kipling was staying in Vermont in February 1896 he listened to the stories of the local physician telling about his time on a schooner thirty years before That gave Kipling the idea to write Captains Courageous Kipling said he tried to change his writing style for the book using allegory, parable, and metaphor to suit his subject.The story of Captains Courageous like that of the earlier Jungle Book is of a boy who finds himself in a new environment and is profoundly affected by the [...]

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