SHIPSHAPE BOY by Melvern Barker


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Captain Tom promised little Tom a puppy ""some day"" when he was shipshape. For the little seaman, that meant mastering all the chores on their little red tugboat. When Tom helps pull in an ocean liner, when he learns to coil a line, tie a knot, steer a boat and throw a life preserver ""some day"" finally arrives. The story serves a double function: to elucidate shipboard life in simple terms and to impress youngsters with the value of maintaining shipshape order in whatever one is doing.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Scribner