ME AND MY CAPTAIN by M.B. Goffstein
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ME AND MY CAPTAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Goffstein's rather dowdy wooden doll reveals, with an affecting directness that fits her humble form, her dreams of marrying the captain of a fishing boat that sits on the window sill below her shelf. Thus when he was away "my dog and I...would have someone to watch for and wait for...And whatever happened would be something to tell him about when he returned." The doll, the captain and the dog are all firmly attached to round wooden bases and after the first view of their cozy imagined dinner both humans are seen to be standing stiff and upright on their chairs, arms immobile at their sides -- a touch which somehow underlines their poignancy at the same time that it emphasizes their make believe character.
Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1974
ISBN: 0374349010
Page count: 31pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1974




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