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Pirates, Ships, and Sailors Kindle Edition

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Length: 72 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Age Level: 2 - 5

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16738 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (27 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,898,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x95607eb8) out of 5 stars 49 reviews
52 of 64 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9543bbf4) out of 5 stars Pirates, Ships and Sailors 10 Oct. 2007
By M. Farfan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have the original of this book, from 1950, and grew up loving it. I have been reading that stained, dog-eared old book to my 5-year old daughter and she just loves it! Soooooo, I thought I would re-order this so-called "re-issue" of the book, and looked forward to its arrival.

Today I received the "reprint", and much to my disgust, over 1/3 of the stories are omitted, including "Mutiny" (on of the best in the book!!) "Three Little Paddles" "Marooned" "Sailor's Hornpipe" "The Big Fish" "Sailor Yarn" "The Wicked, Wicked Pirate" (one of the best!! in the original) "Discovery" "Becalmed" "What Will You Be Billy Boy?" "Sea Shanty" "Seventeen Nephews" and "The Very Small Sailor"

No doubt some of these great stories have been censored because some shmuck of an editor judged them not politically correct enough (though I find not one of them offensive in any way), but others seem to have been expunged for absolutely no apparent reason! Now, I regret buying this phoney censored copy! It leaves out so many great stories and terrific artwork. It's not half as good as the original. And I suppose that since most people no longer have the original they have nothing to compare it to! Well I do!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9543bc48) out of 5 stars Two thumbs up! 21 Feb. 2007
By Hannah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I was first given this book as a child by my mother. I love it just as much now as I did back then. Sasek does San Francisco absolute justice with the way he captured the city with his beautiful retro artwork and commentary about each area. If you're from San Francisco you know exactly what he's talking about and get such a wonderful, familiar feeling when looking at the book. If you're not from San Francisco, this book will give you a very accurate taste of our charming city.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x95040b7c) out of 5 stars Charming 15 Nov. 2003
By DandelionSF - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I read this book to my class of third graders today, and they got a kick out of it. The illustrations are very cool and "retro," and it's fun to update the kids as to how the city has changed over the years. I found the text to be a bit stilted, but other than that, it's great, and definitely worth having in one's library.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9543bed0) out of 5 stars This is San Francisco 22 Feb. 2009
By Antonia Sousa - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As a preschool teacher in San Francisco, This is San Francisco had my students so excited that they couldn't stop relating to the story. It took me three days to finish the book since the children wanted to relay their experiences visiting the various sights. A few places no longer exist, but it is still a great book to use as a historical reference. And if you are planning to visit San Francisco, I would take a minute to skim through this book as it has all the places you would want to explore within its pages. By the way, the illustrations are absolutely charming.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9551f12c) out of 5 stars A childhood favorite revisited 1 July 2006
By Kristen K - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Fantastic pictures!

Great stories and poems!

My brother had this book when I was growing up (I was born in '68, himself in '64). I was carried away by the pictures and for so many years recalled the feeling they left with me...some bright and cheery, some dark and a bit ominous. It filled my imagination with tales of pirates, mermaids, ships and sailors. I found my brothers old copy about ten years back and couldn't find a new copy to get him (or an old copy). I am glad to have found this book available again. I bought it for his daughter...

...His kid sister sure had many an enjoyable afternoon imaging herself on a ship on a distant sea and I'm sure she will too!
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