Seabird

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1948 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 58 pages
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The history of America at sea is presented through the travels of Seabird, a carved ivory gull. "The subject takes the reader over the globe and provides room for imagination to aid history in vitalizing the period. The beauty of the illustrations gives the book distinction." -- Horn Book
  

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User Review  - aimless22 - LibraryThing

A seabird carved by Ezra Borwn while a child on a whaling ship, gets passed down generation to generation, son to son. The story of the family business changing from whaling, to clippers, to steam engines, to oil-burning is fascinating. Read full review

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User Review  - Courtney - Goodreads

I liked the part where Ezra saw seabird on the ship. The last part where it says Ezra, Nate, James & Ken & the years they where born.The pictures have good art work Read full review

Contents

THE IVORY GULL
8
THE VISION IN THE SNOW
10
SMART TRADERS
12
THE IVORY BIRD SOARS
14
SEABIRD LEARNS ABOUT WHALES
16
A NANTUCKET SLEIGHRIDE
18
A GALLOPIN FISHPOLE
20
FIN OUT
22
HOW TO STOP A FULLRIGGED SHIP
36
SHIFTING SHADOWS
38
LINES WINDS AND WAVES
40
GOOD LUCK AND BAD
42
THE SEA IS AN ENEMY
44
THE SEA IS A FRIEND
46
MAGIC CAN BE SPUN FROM SIMPLE THINGS
48
THE AGE OF SAIL DIES SLOWLY
50

CUTTING IN
24
CLEANING SHIP
26
IN THE CAPTAINS CABIN
28
ISLANDS IN THE SEA
30
THE CHANGING YEARS
32
TIMBER STICKS AND STRING
34
SOME PEOPLE GROW TO BE MACHINES
52
A MATTER OF BRIDGES
54
OLD BIRDS FIND NEW WINGS
56
THREE PARTNERS INSPECT A NEW SHIP
58
A SAILING OF SHIPS
60
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About the author (1948)

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.

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