Nim at Sea

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
This time Nim’s the fish-out-of-water as she stows away on a cruise ship to save her kidnapped sea lion friend. Accompanied by her likeable iguana, Fred, the island girl lands with a splash in Manhattan, on the run from of a very Bad Guy, and on her way to reunite with her friend, cowardly adventure novelist Alex Rover. Kids who are interested in animals and animal welfare will enjoy this warmhearted story’s combo of suspenseful high-seas happenings, New York City excitement, and family drama.

From the Hardcover edition.


In a palm tree, on an island, in the middle of the wide blue sea, is a girl.
Nim's hair is wild, her eyes are bright, and around her neck she wears three cords. One is for a spyglass, one is for a whorly, whistling shell, and the other holds a fat red pocketknife in a sheath.
With the spyglass at her eye, Nim watched...
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Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2008:
"[An] equally winning sequel ... casting Nim, Jack and Alex into adventures that are exciting but never more than briefly scary, the author expertly shepherds the impulsive trio all the way to the Big Apple."

From the Hardcover edition.