UNCLE LOUIE'S FANTASTIC SEA VOYAGE by Jan Loof

UNCLE LOUIE'S FANTASTIC SEA VOYAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a galloping compendium of kiddie-book clichÉs (drawn to match), young tinkerer Rusty goes to stay with junk-dealer Uncle Louie and finds him building a paddle steamer--with mad-magician crony Millstone--to sail off to Africa. A strong wind comes up--coincidence or Millstone's magic?--and the voyagers crash-land on a shore where, mirabile dictu, there's a ""typical African hut,"" a zebra, a rhinoceros. Africa, as Uncle Louie happily chortles? No, the local zoo, from which Rusty's reproachful parents soon retrieve them. Millstone is dejected, but pity the poor reader.

Pub Date: Oct. 9th, 1978
Publisher: Random House