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  • By ken medernach
    Jun 20, 2009
    "Review On the High Seas by Peter N. Jones" The Sailing Adventure: New Book Gets Young People Interested On The High Seas Sailing is one of those sports that gets into people's blood. If you have ever spent an extended period of time on the ocean, you most likely have dreamed of owning your own boat and hitting the high seas. Sailing provides physical, mental, and spiritual nourishment for those who enjoy this sport. Today, however, it is becoming harder and harder to get the next generation to appreciate this fulfilling sport. Young kids just don't understand how something so simple in appearance - cruising over the top of the water at a good clip - can provide so much. Well, the new book by T.K. "Ken" Medernach aims at showing young people just how amazing the sailing life can be. On The High Seas is a collection of short stories based on the true life experiences of Ken. Written in the past tense as Ken now looks back and reflects about his younger days as his... More > dad taught him to sail, this book inspires young people to seek their own dreams. Each story in the book provides some insight into what it takes to become a sailor (and a good person): from the preparation, training, and boat cleaning to how to avoid disaster on the high seas or in life. The three short stories in On The High Seas are: The Midway Odyssey Three Days on a Raft on the Altamaha River A Day sailing on “Duck” Baker’s Thistle Just like in The Little Man in the Map, Ken Medernach's book provides young people a chance to both learn and read. The lessons taught are basic but essential: be prepared, know your environment, and understand how things work. These are the essential qualities of any sailor, and On The High Seas is a great book for grounding young people in this fulfilling sport. REVIEWER: Peter N. Jones, Ph.D. Director and Editor: Bauu Institute and Press (http://www.bauuinstitute.com) Publisher: New Great Books (http://newgreatbooks.blogspot.com) Editor: Indigenous Issues Today (http://indigenousissuestoday.blogspot.com)< Less
  • By Gene McVay
    Sep 21, 2008
    "The Author has been there, done that, and Writes About it." Ken Medernach shares some short stories based on his true life experiences on the water. The stories are not only entertaining for young and old alike; they are also inspiring and educational. As the pages turn, you can sense that Ken speaks from experience. When he writes about the South Georgia heat, you can feel the sweat running down your cheeks and the mosquitoes swarming about your face. When he writes about resurfacing a wooden boat, you can almost smell the paint and varnish and feel the sawdust tickle your nose. Ken didn't have to join the Boy Scouts to gain a deep appreciation for their motto, "be prepared," in some cases he learned the hard way. "On the High Seas" is a great book with good values that belongs in your library.
  • By john wansor
    Feb 3, 2008
    I can relate with Ken , I think we grew up on the waterfront about the same time; before fiberglass. Good stories. john wansor.
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Product Details

ISBN
9780615160405
Publisher
Ken Medernach
Published
September 10, 2007
Language
English
Pages
104
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.45 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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