The Bold Ship Phenomenal

The Bold Ship Phenomenal
Author: Sarah Johnson
Language English
Pages: 239
ISBN10: 0473313146
Genre: Fiction
Goodreads Rating: 4.22
ISBN13: 9780473313142
Published: 2015 by Flat Bed Press

The Bold Ship Phenomenal is a story in two parts, running parallel to each other. Malachi is an 11 year old boy who is struggling with life. His mum has recently passed away, his dad is coping by disappearing into a shell, and he has been asked to complete a science project by the dreaded Mrs Green. While he is walking along the beach - his favourite place to think - he finds a bottle with a ship in it. This is pretty cool in itself, but when Malachi discovers that the scene in the bottle changes, it becomes even more interesting.

As the events inside the bottle change and develop, Malachi starts to think about how he could change his life outside the bottle. He decides that he is going to go and join an environmental protest by stowing away in a truck and heading north - but things don't go as smoothly as he had hoped. And I haven't even mentioned the pig...