As it turns out, his apparent misfortune in tumbling from a life of pampered luxury into the humble company of a fishing schooner becomes a blessing. Compelled by the captain to earn his keep, Harvey loses his affectations as he learns the rewards of an honest day’s labor amid the gruff and hearty companionship of the crewmen. They teach him to be worth his salt as they fish the waters off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
This is Kipling’s only novel to unfold in an American setting, and, like his others, it is packed with his humor and sense of adventure.
A great book for Grade 5 and up.