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Sailing days : stories and poems about sailors and the sea

Contributor(s): McKay, Amy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Woodbridge : ACC Children's Classics, 1998Description: 127 pages : ill.(some color) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 185149703X.Subject(s): Sea stories, English | Sea poetry, English | Children's poetry, English | Ocean travel in literature | Seafaring life in literature | Children's stories, English | Seafaring life -- Juvenile fiction | Seafaring life -- Juvenile poetry | Sea stories -- Juvenile literature | Sea poetry -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's stories, English. | Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: C820.8
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About this title: This is a highly original collection of stories and poems celebrating the joys of boating, from the very first experiences of sailing, to coping with raging storms on the high seas. Exploring all aspects of the sailing adventure, this imaginative anthology is split into 5 parts: MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS. ALL AT SEA. LET NOT THE DEEP SWALLOW ME UP.THE TERROR OF THE SEA . SAILOR'S LORE There are accounts of shipwreck and of sea-sickness; building a boat and learning to row; climbing the rigging to earn a place in the crew; and being thrown overboard. It includes extracts from Treasure Island, The Coral Island, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Robinson Crusoe.

Extracts from: Treasure Island, We Didn't Mean to go to Sea, Robinson Crusoe, The Coral Island, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle, The Wind in the Willows, Moby Dick, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Horn Book Review

Setting sail, piracy, shipwrecks, and mermaids are all subjects of this compilation. Both classic and contemporary, some readings suffer from their excerption. Prose includes selections from Kenneth Grahame's [cf2]The Wind in the Willows[cf1] and Avi's [cf2]The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle[cf1]; The Jumblies by Edward Lear and O to Sail by Walt Whitman are some poetic offerings. Illustrations by a variety of artists decorate the handsome volume. Glos. From HORN BOOK Fall 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.