Captain's Castaway
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Captain's Castaway

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
When a storm at sea causes a shipwreck, the captain's injured dog finds its way to shore where the young daughter of the lighthouse keeper rescues and befriends it.
Paperback, 30 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Down East Books (first published January 1st 1991)
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Life as a sea captain's dog means protecting your owner's ship, but there is little that a dog can do against a dangerous winter storm.

When the ship hits the rocks near Maine's Great Duck Island Lighthouse, the sailors must abandon ship. As the captain's dog tries to climb into the safety of the lifeboat, one of the men panics. Fearing that the dog's weight will cause the lifeboat to capsize, the man strikes the dog with an oar. The sailors are helped to safety by the lighthouse keeper, but the...more
A sweet, heart-wrenching picture book about a dog in a shipwreck. The text is interspersed with a form-repeating rhyme: "He was a good dos, a brave dog, a trying-to-save-himself dog, a sea dog." Very moving, with a strong format that causes the reader to slow down and consider.
Angeli Perrow
Aug 30, 2012 Angeli Perrow rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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