UNDERSEA BASE by Mae Freeman


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In a short, unobjectionable easy reading text Freeman sends ""you"" -- slowly, to allow for air pressure adjustment -- down in a diving saucer to an undersea rescue base where an aquanaut monitors ""all kinds of dials and TV screens"" in the control room. ""You"" tour the lab, then ride a sea scooter to a fish ranch, a kelp forest and -- somewhat superfluously as there's no excitement in the telling -- a sunken pirate ship from which, as ""you"" are ""special junior aquanauts,"" you""re allowed to carry away some old gold coins. The full page black and white sketches are routinely serviceable.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1974
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Franklin Watts