The adventures of Obadiah

by Brinton Turkle (Contributor)

Paperback, 1972



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JC QH TUR v3 c2



New York : Viking Press, c1972.

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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
I much preferred this to the awarded Thy Friend, Obadiah, in which the little Quaker boy has an ambivalent reaction to a gregarious seagull.? It's a sweet story, but the moral that when you do a kindness to another, you become bonded to them" seems, to me, a little difficult to the young audience.?á (I didn't understand it myself, the first time I read the picture-book.)?á In this book, there's enough about the Quakers that we understand they have conservative values, but there's also plenty of excitement, and Obadiah seems like a boy we could make friends with, not some exotic other.?á The pictures are also brighter, with more white space and more color.?á I imagine, too, that the moral (which is akin to that of The Boy who Cried Wolf) would be more understandable and more relevant to children."… (more)
LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
Obadiah is a feisty kid, whose gentle Quaker familiy is the perfect foil for his antics. Plenty of historical accuracy, and plenty of good empathy towards kids.


0670106143 / 9780670106141

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