Brand New Copy! Accelerated Reader: 3.8 Grades: K-3 Ages 4-8. Caldecott Honor Book 1970. New softcover picturebook copy. Obadiah had a friend, a seagull who followed him wherever he went, even though he told everyone it wasn't so. One day the gull disappeared. Obadiah looked and looked. What happened next brought him to a new understanding of what friendship is all about. Unabridged. Puffin Books (Penguin Books USA). Copyright 1969 by Brinton Turkle. Unpaged. 9 x 7 inches, 23 cm.
My 3-year-old son is crazy about this book, as I was as a little girl. The illustrations are so beautiful, and evocative of a simpler time in Cape Cod, New England. The text tells the story of Obadiah, perhaps 6 or 7 years old, who is bothered by a seagull who follows him around. I love the depiction of his house and town, as well as his family. One thing that my son loves is how Obadiah gets to go on errands all over town by himself, a level of independence that is fading in our world. The last two pages are so beautiful and well-written that they give me goosebumps, although I won't spoil it for you!
This lovely book would be a welcome addition to any child's library. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.