Arabella by Wendy Orr
When the storm washes away Grandpa's replica of the "Arabella," a beautiful sailing ship that brings Grandpa good luck, Matthew climbs aboard a real boat and faces a raging sea to save Grandpa's pride and joy.
Author & illustrator
Author: Wendy Orr
Illustrator: Kim Gamble
Topics from the book:
Visit each topic page for downloads, lessons, etc. specific to that topic.
Anchoring and Mooring Nautical knots
The ability to select the correct knot for a particular purpose and to be able to tie it in a variety of situations and with different materials is an essential skill for any sailor.
Labook example for this FIAR book from Homeschooling on a Wing and a Prayer.
Why are we featuring this book?
Arabella is a book featured in Five in a Row, a literature-based unit study curriculum. Many families use FIAR for all but the grammar/reading and math, and others use it in conjunction with other resources. Above is information about the author and illustrator, story summaries, and links to lesson plans and websites that are great go-alongs for Arabella. Please note that these resources are meant to complement, not replace, the Five in a Row units. The Five in a Row volumes are inexpensive and well worth the investment.