The Education of Patience Goodspeed
Heather Vogel Frederick. Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, $16.95 (314pp) ISBN 978-0-689-86411-7
In The Education of Patience Goodspeed by Heather Vogel Frederick, the 14-year-old heroine of the swashbuckling The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed returns for adventures on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Interspersed with details about the lives of the native Hawaiians, Patience's narrative centers on her clashes with a cannibal chief, Reverend Wiggins (the headmaster of the female seminary she attends) and Fanny Starbuck, a simpering socialite who seemingly has her eyes on Patience's father. .
Reviewed on: 08/01/2004