There was a goodsized sandpit near our house. They think Kansas might have once been covered in water, and after the water was gone, it was the sand and soil that kept the dinosaur bones from being scattered and lost. Early Auden knew all about sand. But growing up in Maine, he had a whole ocean lapping up on his shore, washing it away.
The first time I saw Early he was filling bag after bag with sand and stacking them like bricks. It was a crazy thing he was doing, but something in me understood it. I just watched him— sandbagging the ocean. I knew Early Auden could not hold back the ocean. But that strangest of boys saved me from being swept away. Yup, she sure is yar. If by yar you mean wobbly, easily tipped, and likely to throw you in the drink.
Imagine that. This worn-out old body has been hanging on for some time.
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Keep waiting. Keep watching.
Unless it was raining. Still the question remained. I chose the above quote because it says so much about Jack and Early and also because water plays such a huge role in the book. With characters becoming unmoored and drifting until they find their anchor. As you were reading it, you felt like you were drifting in the waves. It was through the rhythm of the words that you felt that ebb and flow. Loved it. After all, it is set in an all male boarding school.
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Any attempt to introduce a female character in either a supporting role or main role would have been awkward and contrived. How would you imagine it could be done?
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The spunky daughter of the headmaster who tags along or some other trope? Sometimes, you just need a story without females being a major character s just like you need a story without males being a major character s. I did not find women diminished in this book. Clearly the loss of the mother is felt throughout the book and the other women Miss B and Mrs.
Johannsen do have roles to play. Not to mention he drags another kid on his imaginary adventure, and it turns out to be semi-real? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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