A real and scary adventure, peopled with cardboard characters and ploddingly recounted. Two siblings, younger Jeff and older...

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A real and scary adventure, peopled with cardboard characters and ploddingly recounted. Two siblings, younger Jeff and older Kate, find a little boat washed up on a beach and, while their parents get lunch ready, play at seafaring. The tide comes in and, before the children are aware, carries the boat out to sea. They can't return, they have no oars or sail; their father can't swim to them, the current is too strong. And when the children see the family car drive off (to get help from the Coast Guard), Kate, too, starts to cry. Then the boat begins leaking, and they wring up the water with their T-shirts--and then, providentially, a woman appears in a sailboat and rescues them. She has good advice for seasick Jeff, delivers the youngsters safely to the harbor, and everyone happily--and hungrily--eats lunch. Absolutely flat--the pictures are equally feature-less and even more emotion-less-but things do happen.

Pub Date: Aug. 25, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1980