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'All his life, José has seen the tall ships sailing into Port Louis on the island of Mauritius, where he was born. As he watches them leave again, disappearing below the horizon, he dreams of one day sailing away with them—to see the world. He thinks about all the adventures he would have, the ships he would capture and the buried treasure he would find on faraway islands.

'But, when the young and beautiful Rose de Freycinet arrives on board the Uranie in 1817, José’s life changes in ways that he had never imagined. Pirates, cannibals, storms and shipwrecks become harsh realities and José is forced to muster all his courage and intelligence to survive the dangers of shipboard life.

'This is a story of adventure on the high seas at a time in history when ships sailed the vast oceans of the world with only the wind to power them. Huge continents and tiny islands lay in uncharted waters waiting to be added to the world map. But so did treacherous reefs, icebergs, powerful currents and destructive winds. Ships disappeared without trace. Sailors risked their lives atop swaying masts and below in dank, dark holds. They suffered from scurvy, dysentery and sometimes starvation, far from medical attention. And yet, men still ventured into the unknown. José became one of those men. ' (Publication summary)

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To See the World by Elaine Forrestal Anastasia Gonis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , June 2014;

— Review of To See the World Elaine Forrestal , 2014 single work novel
Review : To See the World Tina Cavanough , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 34-35)

— Review of To See the World Elaine Forrestal , 2014 single work novel
To See the World William Yeoman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , May 27 2014; (p. 7)

— Review of To See the World Elaine Forrestal , 2014 single work novel
To See the World William Yeoman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , May 27 2014; (p. 7)

— Review of To See the World Elaine Forrestal , 2014 single work novel
Review : To See the World Tina Cavanough , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 34-35)

— Review of To See the World Elaine Forrestal , 2014 single work novel
To See the World by Elaine Forrestal Anastasia Gonis , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , June 2014;

— Review of To See the World Elaine Forrestal , 2014 single work novel
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