L’avventura memorabile di un ragazzo che si allena a diventare uomo imparando a vedere oltre il pregiudizio.
«Quando si comincia a leggere Capitani Coraggiosi non si viene accolti da un’introduzione alle regole della navigazione, alla tecnica della pesca al merluzzo, alle leggi del mare… Ogni cosa la s’impara leggendo. E al principio si capisce poco, si avanza impacciati, proprio come il povero Harvey Cheyne, il protagonista del romanzo, che appena issato a bordo della goletta We’re Here si becca uno schiaffone dal Capitano perché non sa che al Capitano non si risponde. E tu, che leggi, ti accarezzi la guancia che brucia. Le pagine del libro si affrontano come Harvey affronta le giornate in mare. E dopo poche righe viene da assecondare il movimento della barca sulle onde, sembra di sentire l’odore del salmastro, del pesce nella stiva, del legno bagnato; si trema quando Harvey ha freddo e ci si sente spossati alla fine della pesca, come lui». Elisabetta Gnone
- ISBN: 8893811286
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 224
Harvey Cheyne Jr. an arrogant fifteen -year- old, greatly disliked by the annoyed passengers, spoiled son of a multi -millionaire railroad tycoon from San Diego, ( my hometown) is being taken to Europe by his parents on a luxury liner, a steamship, set in the late nineteenth century. As they enter t Leggi tutto
I'm writing this review to honour the likes that my friends have bestowed upon this book. I tried to take part in a bookish bingo challenge, and, patting myself on the back, I got this Rudyard Kipling booklet. How awful could it get, right? It was so poorly paced that I thought I was reading a 900 p Leggi tutto
I read most of this aloud to my older boys as I was putting them to sleep at night, and I think that's probably the best way to navigate through Kipling's tale. It's a lot of fun, but if you're reading silently, not trying on the accents as Kipling's written them, I think you miss a lot. This book i Leggi tutto
A story of how one 15-year-old rich boy's moment of bad luck changes his life, from spoiled brat to a mature, better person with solid values who can work well with others and doesn't need to prove his worth with questionable things and boasting. Forced to spend a summer with fishermen (no radios or Leggi tutto
Second reading November 2016 First reading: August 2014 I didn't really expect to love a sailor's story but clearly I didn't have any idea how much Leadership Education can be cultivated on the dangerous fishing lines of the Atlantic. The book is totally different than anything else I have read by Ki Leggi tutto
This is Kipling's only novel concerning North America. It is consistent with his others in the underlying theme that experience is the great teacher. Harvey Cheyne is a coddled adolescent whose parents' wealth he takes for granted. The bulk of the story concerns his going over the rail on an Atlanti Leggi tutto
Finished reading this with the kids. Enjoyed it, just didn't love it. The last section should have ended about 20 pages earlier. It was like Kipling hit the natural climax for the story and then felt he needed to write another twenty pages to make somebody happy and decided to just phone-it-in (or t Leggi tutto
Un racconto per ragazzi che ho letto soltanto adesso, da adulto. Nonostante sia stato scritto a fine '800, resta un bel romanzo di formazione che, purtroppo, non so quanti giovani di oggi saprebbero apprezzare davvero. Il libro è sicuramente più godibile se letto prima dei 15 anni, ma se come me sie Leggi tutto
If you take a look at the informative channels on cable tv like National Geographic, Discovery, and Animal Planet, you will notice that there are a lot of programs about fishing. Deadliest Catch, Monster Fish, Wicked Tuna. Good to see fishermen plying their trade and makes one appreciate a job most
Now, I know it’s not fair to judge a book on its movie (or vice versa), but I totally did. I love the adaptation of this story so much, but the book just doesn’t live up. No Harvey/Manuel relationship, and Harvey’s character arc happens in the space of a single chapter in the first quarter of the bo Leggi tutto
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