Seabird

by Holling C. Holling

Hardcover, 1973

Status

Check shelf

Call number

J Ho

Publication

HMH Books for Young Readers (1973), 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.

Local notes

0000-4516

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.

Awards

Commonwealth Club of California Book Awards (Silver Medal — Juvenile — 1948)
Newbery Medal (Honor Book — 1949)

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1948

Physical description

64 p.; 8.63 inches

ISBN

0395182301 / 9780395182307

UPC

046442182300

Barcode

34747000048799
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