Item description for Seabird by Holling C. Holling...
Overview Contains short stories about the experiences of several generations of a seafaring family and their good luck charm
The history of America at sea is presented through the travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull.
Citations And Professional Reviews Seabird by Holling C. Holling has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 503
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.1" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0395266815 ISBN13 9780395266816
Availability 8 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 12:39.
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More About Holling C. Holling
Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.
Any of Holling C. Holling books are worthy of a space on your personal library shelf. "Seabird" is a wonderful story celebrating the art of sailing as passed down generation by generation while exploring topics of geography, sea life, geology, and history. It engages the mind and investigates new interests. The illustrations are impressive and intriguing.
Seabird a journey through time Sep 29, 2000
I first read this book about thirty years ago, and would regularly re-visit it and other titles by this author, until I grew out of so called picture books. That I can still recall the pictures from Seabird, and the images that the cast in my mind testify to the quality of the writing. The journey from coastal whaling off Nantucket, to Greenland, the Pacific and the Yankee clippers that have forged their way into Legend, ending with one of the protaganists and his grandchild on a steamship in the 1920s will never leave me. Books like this should never die or be forgotten. You owe it to your children to make sure they read it.
Beautiful illustrations and unforgettable story May 3, 2000
I haven't forgotten it in the 20 years since I last read it. I'm ordering it right now to read it with my sons. This is a lyrical book that can survive a post-politically-correct viewing without losing any of its character.
Age of Discovery Aug 7, 1998
From its inception in the 1940's, Seabird has offered children of all ages a rich blend of New World nautical history, from tall-masted ships to steamships, all woven into an adventure of global exploration by sea. Highly recommended.
To this day Seabird evokes sights and sounds of whaling days and early coal-powered ships. I smell the greased hemp lines and the rendered blubber, the sulphurous fumes of steamers, kelp, and the sea itself.
The early youth, perhaps reading alone or read to, becomes a lean young sailor, develops character, and passes into old age through four generations -- a most remarkable transition when one knows so little of aging or history. Holling was a master author, first of Paddle to the Sea, later of more land-based novels, each rich in full-page color images.