Nine-year-old Johnny Pitts found his life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland somewhat pedestrian. There was just enough of the...

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Nine-year-old Johnny Pitts found his life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland somewhat pedestrian. There was just enough of the nautical atmosphere to stimulate dreams of schooners and voyages to remote islands. Sensing Johnny's aspirations, Mr. Sims invites Johnny and some other children on a little trip which -- thanks to his facility at story telling- becomes a thrilling voyage to the Spice Islands. Humor, fantasy, and fact turn the children's sail into high adventure as Eleanor Wilcox, author of the prize winning Cornhusk Doll writes with vividness of the Maryland Shore, three special children, a seaworthy dog and the remarkable Mr. Sims.

Pub Date: Nov. 3, 1958

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Publisher: Dodd, Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1958