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*Sea Stories: A Classic Illustrated Edition* by Cooper Edens- young readers book review
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Sea Stories: A Classic Illustrated Edition
by Cooper Edens
Ages 9-12 148 pages Chronicle Books April 2007 Hardcover    

Since the stories of Robinson Crusoe and the sub-oceanic adventures in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, young boys of past generations have been fascinated by the stories of adventure at sea and the escapades of pirates and sailors. This nostalgic compilation opens these stories to a new generation and brings comfort to the adults who share them.

The expected stories are here: Treasure Island, “The Loch Ness Monster,” and the tale of Blackbeard. Stories not expected but included to make this a more thorough collection include “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” the nursery rhyme “Three Men in a Tub,” even the excerpt from Pinocchio that deals with his time inside the belly of the whale. Children will be captivated with the pirates, sailors, mermaids and sea monsters included in this collection.

End pages rich in browns and grays that show animal life under the sea add to the book's beauty, and the illustrations throughout the collection are from the original story books, with the nostalgic feel of the original. From author Lewis Carroll to musician Bob Dylan, the stories and poems included are the best of the best. This makes a beautiful gift for a grandparent who will be able to share these stories with grandchildren. To include this title on an upper elementary or middle-school shelf for children to discover again on their own would be a great gift as well.

Once again, it is clear that good literature is always good literature, regardless of the period of time in which it is written or the number of years that have passed since it has been read.
Young readers book reviews for ages 8 to 12 years old

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