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Powder Monkey

(2005)
(The first book in the Sam Witchall series)
A novel by

 
 
Sam is desperate to leave his sleepy Norfolk village and see the world. He seizes the chance to join a merchant ship but soon discovers that a life at sea is harsh and often short, especially when his ship is attacked by a French privateer. About to be boarded, they fear all is lost, but the privateers are driven off by the appearance of a Royal Navy ship. Sam's relief is short-lived. Soon after, another Navy ship sends over a press gang, and he is forced to join the frigate Miranda. War with France and Spain is raging, and Sam is caught in the middle with a dangerous job as a powder monkey in the company of a brutal crew. This is an amazingly well-researched adventure giving a glimpse of one boy's incredible life at sea.

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Hardback Editions

October 2006 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Powder Monkey (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 1-4177-6952-1 / 978-1-4177-6952-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Powder Monkey: Adventures of a Young Sailor
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 0-7569-8073-9 / 978-0-7569-8073-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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September 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Powder Monkey: Adventures of a Young Sailor
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 1-58234-675-5 / 978-1-58234-675-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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October 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Powder Monkey (Adventures of Sam Witchall)
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 0-7475-7704-8 / 978-0-7475-7704-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

October 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Powder Monkey: The Adventures of Sam Witchall (Adventures/Sam Witchall 1)
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 0-7475-9595-X / 978-0-7475-9595-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Powder Monkey (Adventures of Sam Witchall)
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 0-7475-7721-8 / 978-0-7475-7721-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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October 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Powder Monkey (Adventures of a Young Sailor)
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 1-58234-748-4 / 978-1-58234-748-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Powder Monkey
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
ISBN: 0-7475-8033-2 / 978-0-7475-8033-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Powder Monkey: Adventures of a Young Sailor
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Powder Monkey: The Adventures of Sam Witchall
Author(s): Paul Dowswell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK