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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. Young boy searching for rare shell. [s]

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message 1: by Greg (new) - added it

Greg | 4 comments read this book in 1960 takes place along Gulf coast and mentions the words "bateau" and "pirogue" and "junonia shell"


message 2: by Kris (last edited May 27, 2020 02:31PM) (new)

Kris | 35148 comments Mod
Greg, is this a children's novel or picture book? How old is the boy?

What's the genre or tone - e.g., adventure, mystery, coming-of-age?

Does he simply want the rare shell for his personal collection?


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Greg | 4 comments Kris wrote: "Greg, is this a children's novel or picture book? How old is the boy?
A: Youth novel with some sketches.

What's the genre or tone - e.g., adventure, mystery, coming-of-age?
A: Adventure/coming-of-age.

Does he simply want the rare shell for his personal colle..."

A: No, there is more to it, but I read it 60 years ago and can't remember.


message 4: by Tressa (last edited May 28, 2020 06:40AM) (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 43 comments Is it The Lion's Paw?

About a quest that takes place in the backwoods of Florida in the 1940s and involves three American kids named Nick and Ben and Penny for a knobby seashell called a lion's paw.


message 5: by Greg (new) - added it

Greg | 4 comments It could be. I have ordered it to verify, and sounds like the one my Aunt Phyllis gave me when she worked for Scholastic Books. Hope to pass it along to my granddaughters. Thank you!


message 6: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 43 comments You're so welcome! I hope it's the one you're looking for. I've got my own favorite Scholastic books from my childhood.


message 7: by Madeleine (new)

Madeleine | 21 comments Hi Greg, I was just searching and I found Hurricane Luck by Carl Carmer https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...
Just in case The Lion's Paw isn't it, I thought this one might be as it takes place on the gulf coast and involves a junonia shell.


message 8: by Madeleine (new)

Madeleine | 21 comments Here is a better description of the book:
https://books.google.com.au/books?id=...


message 9: by Greg (new) - added it

Greg | 4 comments So grateful for everyone's help, but Madeleine wins the prize! Why I could not think of Hurricane Luck, I don't know ... age I suppose. Thank you again,
Greg


message 10: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 19035 comments Hurricane Luck for the trackable link.


message 11: by Madeleine (new)

Madeleine | 21 comments Yay! So glad I could help!


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