- Title: Freedom Beyond the Sea
- Author: Waldtraut Lewin
- ISBN: 9780440228684
- Page: 269
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
Fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish girl disguises herself and signs on as a ship s boy, little knowing that she is headed for unknown waters with Christopher Columbus.In Spain at the end of the 15th century, Jews are persecuted, robbed, expelled from their homes, and murdered Esther, the daughter of the rabbi of Cordoba, flees from home dressed as a boy She is theFleeing the Spanish Inquisition, a Jewish girl disguises herself and signs on as a ship s boy, little knowing that she is headed for unknown waters with Christopher Columbus.In Spain at the end of the 15th century, Jews are persecuted, robbed, expelled from their homes, and murdered Esther, the daughter of the rabbi of Cordoba, flees from home dressed as a boy She is the only one in her family who escapes the bloodhounds of the Inquisition.Esther is lucky Through craft and bribery, she manages to sign on as a ship s boy to get out of the country At last she thinks she is safe But she soon finds out that her ship is on a dangerous journey, sailing west across the ocean into unknown waters, searching for a new route to India Her captain s name Christopher Columbus a man who proves to have a keen eye for deception It seems only a question of time before he discovers Esther s secret.From the Hardcover edition.
Recent Comments "Freedom Beyond the Sea"
A truly terrible book. Read it for a book report and it took me the entire Summer to read it since I kept putting it off. Don't waste your time. Unless you are a total history lover, Freedom Beyond the Sea is not worth your attention. A sixteen year old falls in love with Christopher Columbus who is 40 YEARS OLD. Waldtraut Lewin, what was wrong with you? Very awkward and slow-moving. I don't think I'll be reading anymore of her books.
Sixteen-year-old Esther watched in horror as her father was led away to be burned at the stake. For the year was 1492, the place Spain, the Inquisition was determined to cleanse the country of all non-Christians, and Esther and her father were Jewish. Through a bribe, Esther obtains a place on the Santa Maria, under the alliance of Pedro, a Christian boy. Esther doesn't know where the ship is going and she doesn't care. All she wants is to get as far away from Spain as possible. At every moment, [...]
Honestly, i think its such a strange book and i didnt like it really. it was hard to stay focused while reading because anything else that was going on around me was more interesting it was a terrible last minute decision i made. i needed to do a historical fiction book for a book report. i wouldn't recommend it to any of my peers but hey if you like stories when a teenager falls in love with a 40 year-old man, then go ahead! i think it was super awkward
Odd novel about a Jewish girl who hires aboard Columbus' ship as his ships' boy. Presents the theory that Columbus was really Jewish and that his real reason for sailing westward was to find a new homeland for the Jews. See Simon Wiesenthal's book on this.
A girl in boy's clothes fleeing the Spanish Inquisition on Christopher Columbus's ship. Intriguing and detailed.
R* 1492 Esther daughter of Rabbi Judah escapes the Inquisition on Christopher Columbus' boat, becomes his page.
I was a little surprised at some of the content due to the fact that this was a teen fiction book. But it was interesting.
It is a must read!
Un livre triste mais aussi un livre d'aventureLa vie d'une jeune juive obligée de partir de chez elle, elle embarque sur la Santa Maria sous l'apparence d'un garçon
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