THE PLUG AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA by Robert Lamb

THE PLUG AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A plug at the bottom of the sea? No, two plugs, placed there by two hostile pre-Greek kings, one from the East and one from the West. Each plug is made of pure gold and serves as a deterrent to war (get it?). Brother and sister Cindy and Craig are shipwrecked and chance to turn the windmill that pulls the plug and the oceans disappear--the other side had its orders to pull its plug if ever...Moses, descendant of the ancient hero, leads the two children and a growing procession--bird, penguin, greedy Captain Tiny, Mrs. Mermaid--to the plug, in a nightmarish trip over the ocean floor, through quickmud, down an endless rope. More fear follows when the water flows back. In case the heavy-handed allegory doesn't hit you there's a stray missile in the Chamber of Peace. Farfetched fantasy, not a fin to swim with--uninvolving and unconvincing.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1967
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill