I highly recommed reading this book.
What a wonderful adventure story for young kids to read about. The writing is geared toward the older grade schools kids. I think 3rd or 4th grade readers could read with help – unless they are advanced. Kids as young as Kindergarten or 1st grade could be read to, but you would have to do so in one sitting. I imagine the little ones might get scared about being stranded – especially if they are emotional. I love the problem solving skills that could be expanded on with questions and discussion with youngsters. Very well written and great comments at the end of each chapter to help discuss the progress and the story. Also, I did get this book as a gift.
Tyler Hartmann had made mistakes, but today was the worst so far. The ship he was on with his mom had been caught in a storm and slammed against some rocks. Soaked by the pouring rain and confused by the darkness, Tyler and the other children had jumped into a lifeboat. It was what they’d been taught by the captain their first day on the ship. But the adults had all gotten on a separate lifeboat. When the two crafts hit the water and were battered by the waves, there had been no way to keep them together. We are on our own. Just Us Kids!