THE DOLPHIN SAILED NORTH by Roger Simons

THE DOLPHIN SAILED NORTH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The title tells all except that The Dolphin's trip included aberrations almost daily. That is not to impugn the capabilities of Ian and Bruce, brothers who were being permitted to carry out the two week sail necessary to deliver the yacht to its new owner. Their talents for boat handling never falter, and the interruptions which jar their otherwise smooth sailing are purely deus ex machina -- an encounter with a well-known millionaire, a landing on a rat-infested island, an interlude with a flea circus, the rescue of a ship-wrecked film-star populated galleon which had drifted out to sea, riding out a spot of stormy weather, and locating a missing torpedo. The most incredible part of all is the boys' extreme modesty about the newspaper publicity they receive and their fear that their heroics will displease their father. The book's orientation is British and a map would have helped to clarify the references to the boat's progress. Cut from the most ordinary sail-cloth, this is only for the very devoted boat lovers.

Pub Date: Dec. 15th, 1966
Publisher: McGraw-Hill