THE MYSTERY OF WILLET by Richard Howells Watkins

THE MYSTERY OF WILLET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There is a unique blend of interests in this unusual story of a newly designed racing sloop -- and of the involvement of the youngsters of the Pacific Coast community in first, its failure to prove its merits- and then its sinking and the disappearance of its builder. Balance the authentic details of sailing techniques with another almost equally vital concern with the identity of unusual birds in migration, and you have a dual appeal for a good story with its element of mystery. Central to the cast of characters are twins, 12-year old Dot and Doug, who are on opposite sides in the competition between the Commodore's son's sloop and the Willet, for which its designer had claimed potential racing qualities, which it seemed doomed to refute. A sure success with coastal boys and girls.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1959
Publisher: Nelson