January, February, March, April, May; as the months reel on in this book, a young boy has adventures he’ll never forget. Jake Carpenter has lived in North Carolina for as long as he can remember, but now he’s about to set foot on a cargo ship. Jake learns all about the life of a sailor, and is changed from “land-lover,” to “seaman”. Kids have enjoyed this book for years, reading it over and over, well now it’s my turn. I just finished the book, and I think that it was a cool read.