Guest Author - Taisha Turner
What are sea story books? Sea story books are exciting novels of romance and adventure. They contain stories of sea fishing, whaling, travel, pirates and battles. Usually, the sea story books are set in a past time, but many storytellers are setting their stories in the future.
In sea story books, the reader learns about the crew’s daily life at sea. A gifted writer will explain the hierarchy of the sea crew and their duties without distracting the reader from the novel’s fast pace.
A sea pirate story tells of the swashbucklers sailing the seas and their code of honor. The pirate ship sails the Jolly Roger skull and crossbones. Pirate stories contain sword fights and booming cannons. There is the ship captain who is either sinister or benign. And usually, there is booty, a treasure to capture or guard from others.
Also, the pirate story takes the reader to exotic locales. There are deserted islands, various ports of call and far distant lands. The high seas become the superhighway to adventure.
The sea whaling or fishing story book reveals the techniques used to secure the catch and the hardships. The booty for these sailors are not gold or jewels, but the fish or whales. They will later, if the catch is good, trade it for gold and jewels. This life is considered more noble than a pirate’s life.
Sea battles transport the reader straight to the action. Sometimes the sea story is historical and impart information about the sailors and stakes involved in pivotal points in the past. The valiant captain and crew fight wars for the honor and survival of their country. The returning crew is lauded as great patriots. They can contain much naval history.
The sea merchant story tell of the brave people who ply the waters for trade goods. The sea book may take the reader to China, Japan, Venice, or other faraway places. The sea merchant story tell of the local inhabitants and their lifestyles because the merchant must follow their customs when doing business with them.
Take a moment and enjoy a sea story book of high adventures be it historical fiction or nonfiction. A sea story is a great way for a child or teen to discover the world of sailing. Allow them to stand at the ship’s bow and scan the horizon feeling the ocean spray on their skin.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is a classic sea story complete with pirates and treasure chests for ages 8-12. For generations, the book has been a favorite with young boys(and girls). Read the Treasure Island and travel with Jim Hawkins to a deserted island.
Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi
Have you read Treasure Island and want to return? Read Darren Krill's Escape from Treasure Island. Modern day Sage and his uncle Dunkirk Smiley accidently find themselves on the island. All the beloved characters are on the island and Hispaniola for the pair to meet. It is a sea story book for ages 8-12.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson is another fine sea story for ages 8-12. The hero, David Balfour, leaves home to receive his inheritance. He has sea adventures galore before reaching his goal.
Children's Sea Story Books
Pirate's Alphabet ages 4-8
Captain Horatio Hornblower ages 8-12 & up
Casuals of the Sea ages 14 & up
Henry & the Crazed Chicken Pirates
Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies
Maisy's Pirate Treasure Hunt ages 2-6
Moby Dick ages 12-16
Mutiny on the Bounty ages 12-16
Odyssey ages 12-16
Sea Wolf, The ages 12-16
Swiss Family Robinson, The ages 12-16
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Treasure Island illustrated by John Lawrence
Drop in the forum and share your favorite sea story. Who is your favorite author? What is your favorite book?
Dr. Seuss Books
Don Freeman's Books
Stan Berenstain's Books
Magic Tree House Books
Chronicles of Narnia Books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Books