Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The larger-than-life Captain Stormalong first gained fame in an old sea chantey called "Old Stormalong." Sailors sang it as they worked to curb the boredom of life at sea. Frank Shay collected the many different tales about this great seaman and published them in his 1930 book, Here's Audacity! American Legendary Heroes. Since then, the tales have been retold time and again, growing with each retelling. Each tale is a testament to the bravery of those souls, past and present, who sail the seas. As for Stormy, it is said that he still commands the Courser. If you look skyward some night, you just might see him there among the stars. Folks say he pulls some of the mightiest catches ever right out of the Big Dipper! Look inside for the retelling of some mighty fine adventures. You'll find a wonderful recipe for Tuna Sandwiches that Stormy himself would have loved. You will also discover a glossary and places to find more information. Book jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Describes some of the adventures of the legendary Captain Stormalong, who weighed some four tons at the age of twelve and was known for riding a whale.
Über den Autor:
I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from college in Taiwan, I came to the United States to study at California State University, Los Angeles, graduating with a MA in art. Pursuing my goal to become a children's book illustrator and having heard that New York was a good place to start, I dug up a list of representatives at the library, sent slides, and one of them decided to represent me. Here I come, New York! I packed up everything and drove east, where I've been living ever since. The first few years in New York were tough; I didn't know anyone so finding employment was tricky. I worked as a teacher's aide in a Chinese-American after school program, as a tutor for new Chinese immigrants teaching basic ABCs, and as a part-time designer for an inflatable toys company and a hair accessories company. I shared a two-bedroom apartment with a young family and a girl from China. Luckily they were all very nice, and the girl and I became and remain best friends. During these rough times, I would remind myself of how I fell in love with "Peter Rabbit" at the age of four and how I would draw in all of my picture books and on the walls at home. Discovering my graffiti, the next day my father presented me with a big pack of paper and a box of crayons. So there I would sit, drawing out the things happening in my life, the stories I read and all the dreams I had. It was from all these memories that I knew this was the life I'd always wanted and I'd never give up that dream. Fortunately my family has always been very supportive of me, helping both emotionally and financially over those tough years. They are still my biggest fans in the world, and although they live in Taiwan and Australia, we remain close: I travel every year to visit. Now an accomplished illustrator, I sit in front of my drawing table, painting and drawing most of the time. My inspiration comes from everywhere -- books, movies, things I see, and music. I really like to sing, and even sang in clubs during my college years. My favorite subject has to be animals, though. I love animals. I had a dog for seventeen years who died of old age two years ago, so last year I adopted a cat. He's my baby now. When I'm not busy, I enjoy working with my hands, knitting, and making crafts.
Larry Dane Brimner is the popular author of more than 100 books for children, including the award-winning titles Merry Christmas, Old Armadillo (Boyds Mills Press) and The Littlest Wolf (HarperCollins Publishers). He is also the reteller of several other tall tales, including Calamity Jane, Casey Jones, Davy Crockett, and Molly Pitcher. Larry lives inTucson, Arizona.
Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books, 2004. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP57529614
Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0756506018I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books, 2004. Library Binding. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0756506018
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807565060184.0
Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good Condition. Chung, Chi (illustrator). Quarto. Residue from a label on the half title page. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar sleeve. Fully illustrated. Fast shipping. Please note: Due to the size of this book, extra shipping may be required for priority or international delivery. Thank you!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018832
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Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books, 2004. Library Binding. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0756506018
Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books, 2004. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780756506018-3
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Captain Stormalong (Imagination Series: Tall Tales). Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0552395
Buchbeschreibung Compass Point Books, 2004. Library Binding. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110756506018