Abby Sunderland: Alone on the Indian Ocean

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Through narrative nonfiction text, readers learn the incredible story of Abby Sunderland and her attempt to be the youngest person ever to sail solo around the world. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions, callouts, and sidebars, a glossary, sources for further research, a listing of source notes, and an introduction to the author.

Table of Contents

  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Preparing to Go
  • Struggles at Sea
  • Ocean to Ocean
  • One Long Wave
  • Glossary
  • Source Notes
  • To Learn More
  • Index



  • Dewey: 92
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs, Historical photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781634074704): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781503807198): 6.5 x 9, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Subject: Narrative Nonfiction
  • Imprint: MOMENTUM
  • Series: True Stories, Real People


  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 4
  • Lexile® Measure: 710
  • Guided Reading Level: S
  • ATOS Reading Level: 4.5
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 180023
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "True Stories, Real People" in Horn Book Guide

True Stories, Real People series. Each short, inspiring biography is divided into four or five chapters written in an objective, unpretentious manner. Quotation sources are fastidiously footnoted and listed in the back matter. Navigation is easy thanks to clean layouts and a simple color scheme (orange photo captions, navy call-out boxes). Great for school assignments and engaging enough for pleasure reading. Reading list. Glos., ind.


Author: Xina M. Uhl

Xina M. Uhl has authored more than 15 books, including biographies and books on history and technology. She lives in sunny Southern California, where she spends far too much time reading. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, taking photographs, and hiking with her dogs. Her blog features her travel adventures and latest fiction projects.


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