ERIC AND THE LITTLE CANAL BOAT by Lillian Bason

ERIC AND THE LITTLE CANAL BOAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This adds up to what it is--a memento of a canal trip in Sweden. Eric, the boy-of-all-work, is warned at the outset that the boat must always be on time and the passengers must always be happy--but how to reconcile the two when a mother duck and her seven ducklings, watched by the passengers but unseen by the captain, are trying frantically to get in the lock before Eric closes the gates? His decision to wait makes the boat late but pleases the passengers, and so satisfies the captain. There are some pleasant views of the Swedish countryside and some practical instruction on the operation of locks and the whole thing is becomingly drawn and colored in Anne Rockwell's usual two-dimensional style--not much but nice enough, rather like The Little Sailboat (Lenski) in Sweden.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Parents' Magazine Press