WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN by Alan Villiers
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WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The raw stuff of modern whaling hung on the story of ""Bloomin' Alfie"" who is a stowaway on the Pelagos, the first steel ship to try modern methods of whaling in the Antarctic. His boon companion is the penguin, Percy, a good comedy touch throughout. Superlatively good -- no demeaning of the subject by writing down -- no reason why it should not be enormously popular with all red-blooded boys and with a goodly number of their elders. Brutal, breath-taking, authentic; full of robust scones, likable characters, blend of tragedy and comedy.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1934
Publisher: Scribner