I read it in the late 90s, so it was written before then. The person that lent the book to me called it a ‘cult classic’. If I had to guess, I would estimate that it written in late 1960s.
I seem to recall that it involved a Japanese samurai, but he could have been a giant. It also could have been from China. They were a stowaway and travelled to USA. I believe it was San Francisco. It may have hidden in steamer trunk.
This was not YA. More of a fantastical book for adults with nice meaning.
I’ve been wondering about this book for about twenty years.
This is an illustrated book from the 80’s or more likely the 70’s. It entails a boy who rows his dinghy into the ocean. He spots something on the sea floor and dives down to find a treasure chest. He discovers that there’s a hole in the bottom of the chest so that there’s nothing in it save for a single doubloon. That either happens in the boat or back at the harbor — I think I recall an older sailor explaining the doubloon to him. It had beautiful art — especially the water refraction effects. I would love to show this book to my son.
In the early 90s my dad used to read me a children’s book about a father teaching his daughter how to sail. The mom was against getting a boat at first, but then started tending to it like sewing curtains for it, and learned to love the boat. The family had a great adventure on the boat.
That’s all I got! Any help would be appreciated 🙂
I’m looking for a book that I picked up in a B. Dalton in the mall in the late 90’s. Given the late 80’s/early vibe of the book I would say it was published in the 90’s. It was a novel, geared toward women, short and thick type. I guess now this type of book would be considered like a beach read or not serious writing (I don’t know the term) but I imagine it would be in the cozy reads section due to its lack of depth. The cover was beachy, with water and maybe a boat. From what I remember of reading the book there’s a girl who’s been out of her hometown doing her own thing and comes back to visit or move back and is arriving via the boat. There’s mention of a man or ex in town. She goes to a diner to eat or local restaurant and runs into friends. That’s all I can remember. I hope this helps enough to find it.
Looking for a children’s book about a forgetful lion who sets off by boat to visit a friend but forgets his house key. The key can be seen on each page. Great illustrations. Our kids enjoyed it in the early 90s or late 80s.
I am looking for a child's picture book with a girl, ocean liner, and a seagull. There is an ocean liner on the cover. It's contemporary to the 1960s. Thanks!
Dim memories, 30+-year-old book; very dark illustrations, about a young boy who lives with his uncle or grandfather and his tall and sort of shady assistant/mad scientist. They build a boat/ark, there is a huge storm, and they wind up shipwrecked in a zoo.