The Book That Made Me: Nicola Davies 15/05/19
The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator
When Oona Britt is born, she is made to feel like a disappointment, but she doesn’t let this stop her achieving her dreams.
Inquisitive Oona Britt has always wanted to join her father on one of his voyages, especially since she discovered the mythical nardoos. When her mother and her sisters venture south, she instead chooses to sneak onto her father’s ship and go north to find it. But of course, it’s not as simple as that. She’s faced with being the only girl on the ship, trying to avoid catching a deadly illness and convincing her father that she should stay on the ship in order to ultimately feel valued.
Meanwhile, all her sisters are humorously concerned about whether they will find a nice prince to marry and how rich they will be. And of course, no sea adventure is without a ship cat!
Fans of Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Katherine Rundell will become utterly engrossed in the journeys that the characters experience in this book. With a determined female main character who won’t take no for an answer, the story is complemented with illustrations on every page, enabling you to join Oona on her adventure of a lifetime.