The sailor's alphabet

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Houghton Mifflin,
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In the 1800s, when sailing ships ruled the seas, chanteys were sung by sailors as they worked. The Sailor's Alphabet is a traditional alphabet chantey that not only captures the spirit of these songs and their times but also affords a stem-to-stern tour of a U.S. Navy frigate. From the topsails to the forecastle to the keelson, McCurdy piques young readers' interest in the high seas. Illustrated with stunningly rendered, detailed scratchboard drawings, this is an invigorating slice of United States history and a perfect book for ship lovers of all ages.
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Grouped Work ID 18ab5759-f2f8-33b0-e643-ab05842316a1
Full title sailor s alphabet
Author mccurdy michael
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-09 04:47:09AM
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author McCurdy, Michael.
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display_description One of many variations of a forecastle chantey created about 1837 by an unknown sailor and named after the bow section of the ship where sailors sometimes bunked or relaxed.
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publishDate 1998
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subject_facet Alphabet, American poetry -- Juvenile literature, Children's poetry, American, English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile poetry, Sailors -- Juvenile poetry, Seafaring life -- Juvenile poetry
title_display The sailor's alphabet
title_full The sailor's alphabet / written and illustrated by Michael McCurdy
title_short The sailor's alphabet
topic_facet Alphabet, American poetry, Children's poetry, American, English language, Sailors, Seafaring life