The Last Castaways

The Last Castaways

Being as It Were, the Account of A Small Dog's Adventures at Sea

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Baker & Taylor
In a series of letters, Grandfather reveals his adventures with his remarkable little dog Roo and the captain of the Unsinkable, as they go in search of the Door to the Sea, the Forgotten Sea, and the Great Cod Bank.

Peachtree Pub Ltd
A routine holiday for Grandfather and his canine sidekick Roo turns into an adventure when the two join an expedition to find the Door to the Sea.
Sailing aboard the good ship Unsinkable, the intrepid explorers endure high waves, tall tales, and deteriorating table manners. Finally, the adventurers reach their destination, pulling in boatloads of codfish with their nets, all the while keeping an eye out for a glimpse of the mighty King Cod himself. Then disaster strikes and the Unsinkable is sinking! Grandfather and Roo abandon ship. But how will they find their way out of the briny deep now that they are lost at sea?
Author-illustrator Harry Horse tells this hilarious, original story through a recovered ship log and a series of letters written by Grandfather to his grandchild back home. Horse’s winsome pen-and-ink illustrations capture the charmingly eccentric personalities of Grandfather and his delightful canine companion. The result is a fanciful tale that will delight young and old alike.

Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. 1st ed
ISBN: 9781561454396
Characteristics: 99 p. : ill., map, port. ; 20 cm


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2907100117823v Aug 20, 2012

I have only just discovered these books( one of four, I believe) and I am sad to see the young author, Harry Horse, (Richard Horne) has passed away.
It is written as a series of letters from a grandfather to "Dear Child".
Grandfather goes on adventures with his talking dog, Roo. Harry has sketches throughout that add delight to his stories. This is a fun and funny read. A Burlington Library Staffer.


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