by Jan Adkins
A tale of the sea without varnish and polished brass. The characters in this miniature narrative are the rough and purpose-built workboats that live with the weather and the hard realities of the water. A boatyard owner's concern for a lost fisherman reverberates through the working community of watermen, giving us an insider's glimpse of the vessels and seafolk that work...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Wooden Boat Publications
(first published 1985)
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Jan Adkins, called “the consummate teacher” by David Macaulay, is the author and illustrator of more than three dozen books covering history, technology, and many other topics. They include Bridges: From My Side to Yours (“An outstanding book for reference and enjoyment”—The Horn Book) and What If You Met a Pirate? (see page 30). Jan Adkins lives in Novato, California.More about Jan Adkins...