Interesting book! I never ran across it before. I'd seen Vestal before in 1950s science-fiction pulps.
This was my favorite books as a kid - thank you for posting! Can't wait to share with my kids!
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Enjoy! These are pretty high res scans, so click twice on each pic to get the highest res, download it and print it for future sea captains.
I loved this book as a kid.....Thanks for scanning and posting all the pages. The illustrations bring back great memories.
Awesome - thanks!
My folks saved this from my childhood so I read it to my kids. They loved its energy and adventure, which is missing is many kids' books nowadays. They loved it so much I developed a repertoire of voices, sound effects, songs between pages turns, and they came to enjoy the embellishments as much as the story. I would do Captain Jim as over-the-top deep-voiced TV broadcaster, so my favorite page was where he's hiding behind the tree because it's the only page where he's quiet and my voice would get a rest.
A top 10 best kids classic!! I have a tathered copy from 1969 and I still read it to anybody who will listen.