DULCIE'S WHALE by Julia Montgomery Street


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The lashing winds and raging sea on the Cape in North Carolina made Dulcie homesick for her green mountain home. Roaming the endless beaches, Dulcie meets a few friends about her age, but at first is huffy and unfriendly. Eventually she becomes friends with Callie, who has lived on the Cape all her life. Callie loves the Cape with its wild horses and geese, and soon Dulcie is as happy on the shore as she was at home. A whale which turns out to be a submarine causes more than a stir, but the story is slight, and not well organized. The dialogue seems unnatural, and the Cape dialect seems stilted and unrealistic. Young girls may identify with Dulcie, but they can find a more interesting, better written story on which to spend their time. Miss Street is the author of Drover's Gold (1960, p. 998, J- 334), a book for older readers.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1963
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill