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Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter

Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter by Johan Been
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Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter by Johan Been is a riveting historical novel that transports readers back to the Golden Age of Dutch seafaring. The story follows the young orphan Paddeltje as he becomes a cabin boy on the ship of the famous Admiral Michiel de Ruijter.

The author does a fantastic job of immersing readers in the maritime world of the 17th century, with vivid descriptions of life at sea, epic battles, and the camaraderie among the crew members. The character of Paddeltje is endearing and relatable, as he navigates the challenges and perils of life on a naval vessel.

One of the strengths of the book is its attention to historical detail, which adds depth and authenticity to the narrative. The author's research is evident in the accurate portrayal of the ships, weapons, and customs of the time period.

Overall, Paddeltje, de scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter is a captivating and well-written novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and adventure stories. Readers will be swept away on a thrilling journey across the high seas, following Paddeltje as he grows and matures into a formidable sailor under the mentorship of Admiral de Ruijter.

Book Description:

De avonturen van Klaas Ariensze, bijgenaamd Paddeltje, scheepsjongen van Michiel de Ruijter.
Na een eerste tocht als scheepsjongen moet Paddeltje van zijn schipper op een speciale manier het recht verdienen om opnieuw mee te mogen op diens koopvaardijschip. Later wordt hij in Noord-Afrika ontvoerd door een bende zeerovers, onder leiding van de beruchte zeeroverkapitein Il Tigretto. Hoe kan hij ontsnappen?
Een klassieker uit de Nederlandse jeugdliteratuur.

Het vervolg op dit boek is “Om de schatten van Il Tigretto”.

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