Seabird

by Holling C. Holling

Paperback, 1978

Status

Available

Local notes

Fic Hol

Barcode

1198

Collection

Publication

HMH Books for Young Readers (1978), Edition: illustrated, 64 pages

Description

An ivory gull carved by Ezra Brown in 1832 brings luck to four generations of his family as they travel on the seas and in the air.

Awards

Newbery Medal (Honor Book — 1949)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1948

Physical description

64 p.; 8.63 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member momma2
I didn't think I was going to like this as much as Pagoo and Paddle but we got to the end of the book and were all a little choked up. I just love Holling C Holling. The illustrations are always wonderful and the story is always poignant. The kids loved it too.
LibraryThing member aimless22
A seabird carved by Ezra Borwn while a child on a whaling ship, gets passed down generation to generation, son to son.
The story of the family business changing from whaling, to clippers, to steam engines, to oil-burning is fascinating.
LibraryThing member mirrani
Loved reading through this story about a history through a family's eyes. So much information about whaling and more in surprisingly few pages that perfectly captures the lives of the characters within. Really a treasure.

Lexile

810L

Pages

64

Rating

(53 ratings; 4.3)
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