This book is an all-time favorite of the Young Family — and of Theodore Roosevelt’s as well! Inspire your boys to become men.
Harvey Cheyne is the coddled son of a railroad baron. Washed overboard from a luxury liner off the coast of Newfoundland, he’s rescued by a Gloucester fisherman – and discovers that his wealth and social status mean nothing to the crew of the schooner We’re Here. Harvey learns the value of labor, loyalty, tradition, and compassion, as the heir to millions suddenly finds himself cabin boy on a tiny New England fishing boat – with months to go before they touch land again.
” Captains Courageous describes in the liveliest way just what a boy should be and do. … [The] spoiled, over-indulged child of wealthy parents … thrown on his own resources, amid wholesome surroundings, and forced to work hard among boys and men who are real boys and real men doing real work. The effect is invaluable. ”
– Theodore Roosevelt