All Sail Set: A Romance of the Flying Cloud

by Armstrong Sperry

Paperback, 1995

Status

Available

Call number

PB Spe

Call number

PB Spe

Local notes

PB Spe

Barcode

1659

Publication

David R. Godine (1995), 192 pages

Description

When his father loses his fortune, a boy is taken on by a famous shipbuilder and eventually makes a maiden, record-breaking trip around Cape Horn on the "Flying Cloud."

Awards

Newbery Medal (Honor Book — 1936)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1935

Physical description

192 p.; 6 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member MereYom
This is a tough read because the subject matter is so unfamiliar. But it is worth the work to slog through it. The greatest of the clipper ships is built and makes its maiden voyage around Cape Horn to win a speed record. Sadly, the clipper was soon eclipsed by the steamer which was not dependent
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on wind. The glory days of the clipper are remembered in this story told from the point of view of an old salt.
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LibraryThing member electrascaife
A boy gets a job with a shipbuilder and takes a trip on the maiden voyage of the Flying Cloud.

Meh. Vintage children's stories about sailing are not my favorite.

Pages

192

Rating

½ (19 ratings; 3.9)
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