Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud

Tracey E. Fern Emily Arnold McCully


Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud

Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud

  • Title: Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud
  • Author: Tracey E. Fern Emily Arnold McCully
  • ISBN: 9780374316990
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover



Ellen Prentiss s papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate As soon as she met a man who loved sailing like she did, she married him When her husband was given command of a clipper ship custom made to travel quickly, she knew that they would need every bit of its speed for their maiden voyage out ofEllen Prentiss s papa said she was born with saltwater in her veins, so he gave her sailing lessons and taught her how to navigate As soon as she met a man who loved sailing like she did, she married him When her husband was given command of a clipper ship custom made to travel quickly, she knew that they would need every bit of its speed for their maiden voyage out of New York City, down around the tip of Cape Horn, and into San Francisco, where the Gold Rush was well under way In a time when few women even accompanied their husbands onboard, Ellen Prentiss navigated their ship to set the world record for speed along that route A Margaret Ferguson Book


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In this picture book for older readers. Tracey Fern tells the little-known story of Eleanor Prentiss, an extraordinary woman who not only navigated a clipper ship but also set a record for the fastest time from New York to San Francisco, navigating around Cape Horn in a record-breaking 89 days, 21 hours. Doesn't it seem incredible in our high-tech era how sailors used only the stars and a sextant to navigate around the world? Even more incredible (but true) is the life of Eleanor Prentiss, born [...]

It's hard to imagine the courage it took for Ellen Prentiss to become a ship navigator during an era in which females were relegated to passive roles in society. But her father had taught her navigation skills and supported her interest in sailing. This picture book provides brief background on this groundbreaking woman while also describing how she and the crew of the Flying Cloud set a record for the ship's voyage from New York to San Francisco. The descriptive text and wave-filled illustratio [...]

In a time when women didn't often go to sea except as passengers, Eleanor Prentiss broke new grounds in being trained as a navigator. Eventually, she and her husband sea captain set out in their ship the Flying Cloud and Eleanor successfully plotted record-breaking fast trips from New England to San Francisco for the time. The back of the book also includes a page of further information on Eleanor, and a great list of further resources on her, her husband and their ship.I had never heard of this [...]

A wonderfully engaging, true story about a 19th-century woman and the 15,000-mile sailing journey she navigated around the treacherous Cape Horn. Stunning illustrations by Emily Arnold McCully.

I love stories about women who follow their heart. This is a glorious one!

An amazing account of Ellen Prentiss's achievements not only being the first woman to navigate the NY-SF Gold Rush trade route but also setting the world record for speed. And- this is why back matter in nfpb's- it was a record that was broken three years later by none other than herself! The author's note included lots of other great information.

Beautifully illustrated true story of a husband & wife team that set the speed record (and then broke their own record three years later) sailing from New York to San Francisco around Cape Horn. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in all things nautical or a love of the sea.

This is a fascinating read about a woman who bucked the gender roles of her day to become a great navigator. the author also teaches young girls to combine the caution of reading the waves (circumstances in our lives) with the courage to dare the wind (step out and take risks).

Great to see books for children and families highlighting women's achievements - in this case, a record breaking voyage from New York to San Francisco (around Cape Horn) with Eleanor Prentiss as navigator.

An engaging and well-illustrated biography on a woman who really should be better-known.

Great biography of super sailor Eleanor prentiss. A daring and record breaking trip around Cape Horn using wind water science and courage.

Eleanor (Ellen) Prentiss' father taught her everything he knew about the seafaring life - from keeping a vessel ship-shape, reading the sea, and navigation (using a sextant). Ellen loved sailing and eventually met her partner, Perkins Creesy, through their mutual passion for the sea. Together they sailed and commanded a new kind of clipper ship, the Flying Cloud - their mission to take people and supplies from New York around the tip of South America (Cape Horn) and on to San Francisco, Californ [...]

In celebration of Women’s History Month, I am thrilled to recommend Dare The Wind, an exciting picture book biography of a brave and inspiring naval pioneer, Eleanor “Ellen” Prentiss. Born in 1814 in the maritime hub of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Ellen “had always felt the sea tug at her heart, strong as a full-moon tide.” Her father, a schooner captain, said she had saltwater in her veins and gave her lessons in the fine points of sailing and navigation.While other girls stitched samp [...]

Ever since she was a little girl, Eleanor Prentiss dreamed of being at sea. Her father had a trading schooner and though others thought he was a fool, he taught his young daughter how to steer it. Most importantly though, he also taught her what few sailors and only some captains knew, how to navigate. Ellen quickly learned how to navigate and started using her new skills on her father’s schooner every chance she got. As she grew older, Ellen married a captain and served as his navigator. Then [...]

*Spoilers Below*Dare the Wind is about Eleanor Prentiss who was taught how to navigate the sea starting at a young age by her dad. She would practice her skills by taking out her dad's boat from time to time. She married a man who loved the sea just as much as she did and they planned to set a record for taking a shipment from the east to the west coast. This was a long trip that all the way down around Cape Horn at the bottom of South America. Eleanor was taught to dare the wind but watch the s [...]

**Spoiler Alert**Dare the Wind was about Ellen and her skills out a sea in the 1800's. At a young age her father taught her about sailing and how to navigate at sea, which most people thought teaching a girl this was foolish. Ellen keep working on her navigation skills and when she married a sailor named Perkins, they worked as a team. Perkins was the captain and Ellen was the navigator. After years together, they were given the challenge to sail the ship called the Flying Cloud from Massachuset [...]

"Dare the Wind," is a short story about Ellen Prentiss and her love of the sea and sailing. As a little girl, Ellen felt like the sea tugged at her heart. Her father taught her at a young age how to hoist a sail, splice a rope, how to turn the wheel, and how to navigate. Ellen met a man that loved the sea as much as she did, and she married him. Perkins Creesy, her husband, received command of a new ship, called the Flying Cloud. Perkins was the captain while Ellen was the navigator. They travel [...]

Dare the Wind is about a girl named Eleanor that was born wanting to be on the sea. She basically grew up on a boat and took sailing lessons. Her father gave her a sextant and taught her how to navigate. Eleanor grew up and met a man that loved the sea as much as she, and married him. They sailed together for 10 years and then her husband, Perkins got command of a new ship the Flying Cloud. They set off from New York to San Franccisco. They got blown off course and went through some bad weather, [...]

“Dare the Wind” by Tracey E. Fern is a book about a girl named Eleanor who has a high passion for sailing. Her father first got her into the craft when he had told her to “have the caution to read the sea, but the courage to dare the wind”. Soon, Eleanor marries a man, just as passionate about the sea as she and her father are. These two take on the challenge to beat the fastest time to sail. Along the way, Eleanor sees what her father meant about having caution and courage. Luckily, the [...]

*Spoilers*Eleanor Prentiss loved the sea. At a young age her father taught her how to navigate his ship through the Massachusetts Bay. She always dreamed of going on bigger adventurers. She married a man who loved the sea just as much as she did. He was a sea captain and she navigated his ships on a trade route to China. Ellen's husband was asked to command a new ship named the Flying Cloud. They were in a race to San Francisco. Eleanor set a world record for speed. I loved this book. The relati [...]

**Spoilers Ahead** Dare the Wind: The Record- breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern is based on a true story about Eleanor Prentiss and all of her adventures around the world sailing that she took. Her father is the one who introduced her to sailing and that is how they bonded ever since, and what inspired her to later marry a man who shared the same passion for sailing as she did. Following that they both decided to to take a trip and sail around the world as f [...]

One of the great things about picture book biographies is that you can discover the accomplishments of people you never heard of before. Dare the Wind is the story of Eleanor Prentiss who set a world record time for sailing from Massachusetts around Cape Horn and up to San Francisco in 1851. This telling of her training and her accomplishments is a wonderful read. It is compelling and very well written. The beautiful art adds to the story. This book has the appearance of a picture book and, unfo [...]

SPOILER INCLUDEDDare the Wind is based on a true story and it is about Ellen Prentiss and her sailing adventures. Her strong bond with her father over sailing as a child is what inspired her to marry a man passionate about sailing as well. They decided to take a trip around the world as fast as they could. They were offered a reward if they beat the standing record. The trip was not easy but ultimately Ellen remembered what her father told her about having the caution to read the sea and the cou [...]

Dare the Wind is a beautiful picture book biography of Eleanor Prentiss, a brave woman making her mark in the man's world of sailing. She spent her youth learning everything her father could teach her including how to navigate using a sextant, the sun, the wind and the sea itself. She married a man as smitten with life aboard she ship as she was. They spent many years working together, he as the captain, she as the navigator. Their ultimate journey began when they were given charge of The Flying [...]

What a book to see with these gorgeous full-page illustrations, adding so much to this adventurous real-life story about a young woman who loved the sea. Lucky Eleanor Prentiss had a father who loved teaching her about the sea, and she loved it too. Here is another little-known story of daring that we never heard about in our history books. By the time Eleanor was a good sailor and navigator, she met her husband to be, who also loved the sea. Together they took the challenge to see how fast they [...]

Ellen in the story is girl who loves the sea and wants to be on a ship and sail the unknown waters. Her father is a captain and navigator who teaches her everything she needs to know about navigating the see. After several years of learning and practicing, her husband and a crew go from Massachusetts to Cape Horn and on to San Francisco. She wants to do this journey in the fastest time every, after some challenges along the way, they end up there in eighty-nine days. She is the first navigator t [...]

Dare the Wind is the story of Eleanor Prentiss who set a world record time for sailing from Massachusetts around Cape Horn and up to San Francisco in 1851. This telling of her training and her accomplishments is a wonderful read. It is compelling and very well written. The beautiful art adds to the story. This book has the appearance of a picture book and, unfortunately, may be overlooked by students and teachers in elementary schools as a good biography. I read this today and also read two biog [...]

"Dare the Wind" is the story of Ellen who is a sailor during the 1800's in New York City. Ellen's father was the one to teach her how to sail and navigate the ocean when she was really young. Ellen later marries a sailor that loves the ocean as much as she does, named Perkins. The two set sail together from New York, around Cape Horn, and into San Francisco to join in the gold rush. During the adventure, the couple come across many problems and issues, a major one being that females very rarely [...]

In the nineteenth century, a woman would hardly be considered smart enough to learn the information necessary to navigate a clipper ship, but that was exactly what Eleanor Prentiss did. She had been born with "salt water in her veins", and was taught by her father to splice a rope, tack against the wind, and most importantly the complicated computations of navigation. He instilled in her the motto "A true navigator must have the caution to read the sea , as well as the courage to dare the wind." [...]

I've always been amazed at the journeys gold prospectors underwent to travel to California in the 1840s and 1850s. Can you imagine taking a covered wagon across the Rockies or a clipper ship around Cape Horn? If these voyages fascinate you, I highly recommend Tracy Fern's new picture book, a biography of Eleanor "Ellen" Prentiss, who navigated the fastest clipper ship to sail from New York to San Francisco.Tracy Fern builds this dramatic story, carefully helping children understand the difficult [...]


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