Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Novel


Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

by Jean Lee Latham

Nathaniel’s hope of attending Harvard ended when his father apprenticed him to a chandlery. Can he find a way to follow his dreams?

Barbara’s Notes: Life was hard and unfair for Nathaniel but he didn’t let it beat him. This true, inspirational story motivates us to do our best. (Grades 6, 7, 8)

Also discover the Carry On, Mr. Bowditch study guide

More Information
Book Summary 251 pages
Book Category Historical fiction
Theme Perseverance, love of learning
Setting America, 1775-1850
Novel Study Highlights 7 units
Spelling-Vocabulary Medium
Critical Thinking Medium
Biblical Focus Trust
Related Studies Astronomy, navigation, sailing, surveying, Latin, business ventures