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Re: Books to get kids interested in sailing?
I thought someone would have answered by now, but as they have not, here's my 2-cents worth:
The 'Swallows and Amazons' books by Arthur Ransome. Set in the 1930s, several groups of English kids (ages 7 - 12) sailing 14' boats (for the most part) on lakes, rivers, estuaries, the English Channel, a Caribbean treasure hunt...
They are great fun and quite addictive. There is a good bit of basic seamanship in the books, too.
Two of the main characters are sisters about your daughter's age who style themselves the Amazon Pirates. WARNING: you may become the target of incessant pestering for a boat of her own by the munchkin.
The first in the series (of a dozen) is the eponymous 'Swallows and Amazons'. If your library doesn't have them, they are available in paperback from Barnes & Noble.
Last edited by manatee; 02-27-2013 at 01:02 PM.