Monday, July 16, 2007

Close to the Wind-The Beaufort Scale by Peter Malone

Mr. Malone certainly did his homework in creating this charming fictionalized account of a nineteenth-century midshipman and his experiences at sea. The language of the heros' letters to his sister at home is true to period and the illustrations are so beautifully detailed, I can see a certain kind of child simply poring over them. Great nautical facts scattered throughout.

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