Boat Kid: How I Survived Swimming with Sharks, Being Homeschooled, and Growing Up on a Sailboat by Melanie Neale
Approx. 72,520 words.
Published on January 12, 2013 by
“Boat Kid” is the engaging memoir of what it’s like to grow up aboard a sailboat. During the 1980s and 90s, Melanie’s family lived aboard a 47-foot sailboat, spending their summers along the US East Coast and their winters in the Bahamas. But the cruising life was not all fun in the sun.
"Boat Kid" is the Middle Grades version (ages 9-15) of Melanie's "Boat Girl."