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Obadiah the Bold

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When Obadiah receives a new spy glass, he dreams of becoming a fearless pirate, but with the help of a prank played by his brothers and sisters and a special present from his father, Obadiah learns the true meaning of bravery. Full-color illustrations.
Paperback, 37 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Beautiful Feet Books (first published 1965)
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The Brothers
Feb 13, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
Shelves: growing-up, pirates
So a little Quaker boy wants to grow up to become a pirate... What's a family to do? A really interesting story - I haven't come across one quite like it. Kinda strange to read "thee" and "thou" but ultimately fun.

Interesting illustrations.
Jul 16, 2014 Kaethe rated it really liked it
Oddly, I don't remember much except the name "Obadiah" which lingered in my mind. I'd forgotten that he was a Quaker, which would have fascinated me when I dabbled in becoming a Friend myself.
Aug 10, 2011 Josephine rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Obadiah's back, and dreaming of becoming the first "Friendly" pirate EVAR. His older brothers tease him to the point of sulking by playing pirate; tearful in his father's arms, Obadiah discovers that the ancestor for whom he was named is far braver than any pirate: he rounded the Horn several times and brought all his crew home safely every voyage.
Obadiah gets a spy glass and thinks he'll be a pirate when he grows up. It's a sad day when you realize that pirates aren't the good guys.
Dec 15, 2009 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I just saw the name "Obadiah" in someone's review of some other book and it sparked a memory. I loved this book when I was a kid! I remember my mom reading it to all of us kids at one time or another. Such a great story!
Jul 14, 2012 CLM rated it really liked it
Obadiah Starbuck, part of a Quaker family that lives on Nantucket, is inspired by a new spyglass to become a pirate until he learns that his own grandfather was more heroic.
Dec 22, 2009 Ami rated it liked it
Another book recommended by a woman at Meeting. This one had a little more info about Quaker religion, and was also a little better story.
Jun 21, 2008 Pam rated it it was amazing
One of our favorite reads! I have read this book 100's of times and still love the story
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