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The Merry Shipwreck (Little Golden Book)

The Merry Shipwreck (Little Golden Book) [Kindle Edition]

Georges Duplaix , Tibor Gergely

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On peaceful days on his barge in New York Harbor, Captain Barnacle loves to spin salty yarns about his life on the Seven Seas and the shipwrecks he's been in. But his animal friends are sure there's no such thing as a shipwreck . . . until one fateful night when the barge gets loose . . . in a storm! A fire boat comes to the rescue, and all the animals enjoy their tour around the harbor with New York's Bravest! This rollicking tale was illustrated by Tibor Gergely, who also illustrated Scuffy the Tugboat.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 43545 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0375868003
  • Publisher: Golden Books (4 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T3BYE0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #509,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple, light story from 1942 5 Jan 2008
By infrequent buyer - Published on
I got this for my children because I remembered it from my childhood. Set in NY in the 40's, a captain of a barge keeps a mostly collection of animals on the east river. One day the animals take the boat out alone, get shipwrecked rescued and celebration ensues. Charming rendering of NY City in the 1940's. Interesting historical references / backdrop. Mild ethnic stereotypes (Italian grocer,etc)
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 10 April 2013
By Carmen Walters - Published on
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Brand new! We are so happy with this purchase :) We love Golden Books & they are great for our little kids!
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book! 11 Oct 2011
By Picky Pam - Published on
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My kids grew up with a big version of this book and always loved it. The illustrations are great - lots to talk about with a young child. The text is engaging, not too wordy, and tells a good story. I was so happy to see it in print again!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny! 20 Feb 2014
By OutlawPoet - In a Corrupt Stew - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is an old-fashioned little book that still inspires plenty of giggles. I did have to explain some of the illustrations (like the Good Humor Man) to the resident almost six-year-old, but the simple, funny story was a hit.

The illustrations are colorful and extremely detailed. My daughter had so much fun picking out what the various animals were doing! The text is simple, but engaging, making this a very nice bedtime story.

It has a place of honor on the book shelf and has already gone through many readings in the short time we've owned it!
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