Captain's Castawayby Angeli Perrow, Emily Harris
When a storm at sea causes a shipwreck, the captain's injured dog finds its way to shore where the young daughter of the lighthouse keeper rescues and befriends it.
Children's Literature - Teresa JindoCaptain Castaway's ship is destroyed in a storm, and the terrified crew discards his dog. The dog manages to swim to land, but being injured and tired, can go no further. A girl, named Sarah, who lives on the island, hears his cries. Her heart goes out to him and she nurses him back to health, which is the beginning of a great friendship. Captain Castaway visits the island years later and sees his long lost friend. The dog needs to make a choice between going with his old friend and staying with Sarah. This is a touching story for anyone who has ever had a pet, but the varying placement of words on the pages is distracting as is the poetic verse that periodically appears. Also, some of the illustrations are framed, which detracts from the beautiful two page layouts in the book.
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 2-Based on a true story of a dog that survived a shipwreck off the coast of Maine in the 1800s, this is an affecting tale told in a somewhat amateurish style. Lying wounded on the rocks after being washed ashore, the animal is rescued by a lighthouse keeper's daughter, who nurses him back to health. Seaboy, as she names him, becomes her constant companion and remains with her even after the sea captain returns to the island and discovers that his dog is still alive. The full-color paintings have an old-fashioned charm in keeping with the story, but the rhymes about Seaboy and the girl that appear every few pages seem like an afterthought and detract from the narrative.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
- Down East Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.63(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.11(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 18 Years
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This wonderful story will be a favorite of any animal lover.