Gerald Hausman explores an array of situations across various centuries (many inspired by true stories) when men-and one woman-survive seafaring tragedies in a half dozen tales-Castaways: Stories of Survival. A Spanish traveler is the sole survivor of a shipwreck off the coast of Peru in 1540 and finds himself on a desolate island; a man aboard a Portuguese schooner in 1752 meets an old man on an island filled with beasts; and the haunting tale of Henry Roi describes an inhabitant of the island of Bequia in the Grenadines in the late 1940s who ""cheated death.""
Reviewed on: 06/01/2003 Release date: 06/01/2003 Genre: Children's
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