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The Sailor Dog (A Little Golden Book)

(Book #26 in the Tammen Kultaiset Kirjat Series)

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A classic Little Golden Book by Goodnight Moon author Margaret Wise Brown and beloved illustrator Garth Williams. Scuppers the Dog wants to be a sailor. He was born at sea and he wants nothing more... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

4 ratings

I loved this book 50 years ago and was thrilled to find it

This book spoke to my soul as a little child (in the 1950s) - dreams of making it on my own, seeing the world, being adventurous. For years I looked for it, not remembering who it was by or the name. What a thrill to find it now and to be able to buy it for my friends' children and grandchildren! Thank you to Golden Books for bringing this back. But please give us an edition with all the illustrations and copy!

Great book--but be careful!

The five-star rating really applies to the original version of this book, which is indeed as wonderful as the reviews indicate. The thing to watch out for in this new edition is that four pages of illustration and some text from the original edition are left out--the airplane scene, fishing scene, and the little house at night with smoke coming out of the chimney. If you have a beloved, tattered old copy from your childhood, by all means buy this new edition as a copy for your kids to chew on. But don't throw the old one away! And, if you love Garth Williams or Helen Wise Brown, look for a copy of the original edition in a used book store or web equivalent to get the whole story. Of course, if you have never seen the original, you won't miss a thing. The story and illustrations are still wonderful.

I live the life of Scuppers, a dream from my childhood

As a child I was read the story of Scuppers and drifted through the book's wonderful illustrations for hours. As a grown up I have a sailboat to sail aboard, as an engineer I keep everything organized (my shoes have one particular place on our boat), my wife has awakened in me the joys of travelling far from home, and I have always pursued every avenue to reach my goals. This book captured my fascination as a child like no other. Adventure, organization, and persistence aren't just for the dogs.With our first child on the way I am thrilled to be able to buy a new copy, as the one on my parent's bookshelf at my childhood home has seen better days. Worn out from use no doubt.

I based my whole life on the doggy wisdom of Scuppers.

Excellent illustrations and a wonderful story about this can-do dog named Scuppers. Great cozy scenes, adventure, rocking boats, ship wrecks, house building, everything you ever need. The best book of my childhood.
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