Venturesome Voyage.

21433 Venturesome Voyage by Allen, 21433 Venturesome Voyage by Allen

Twin orphans, brother and sister, cast adrift, sail with a shipment of humanitarian aid to Greece during the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Turks (1821-1832). Endless adventures ensue, the brother trying to care for his sister, and the sister always thinking up a new exciting plan (unlike the self-consciously "spunky" heroines of recent YA fiction, Phoebe is the real thing) Though they begin with the idea of grand adventure, their gradual understanding of the complexity of the situation and the suffering of the refugees, as well as the limits of their ability to care for themselves are handled truthfully, always from a child's point of view. An amusing and ultimately very touching book. SIGNED and BRIEFLY INSCRIBED by the author.

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21433 Venturesome Voyage by Allen
21433 Venturesome Voyage by Allen
Venturesome Voyage.
Allen, Lois.
/Karen Levy, jacket illustrator.
New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1966, stated 1st; blue boards with dark blue boat, dark blue endpapers, in jacket with wrap around painting of the twins and Greek refugees on the white town beach of Nauplia; 8vo; 208 pp.
Juvenile hardback
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Near Fine jacket; erased name half title, sanded smooth, straight, tight, clean, As New; spine ends gently bumped on both book and clipped jacket.
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21433 Venturesome Voyage by Allen
21433 Venturesome Voyage by Allen
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21433