Thursday, November 11, 2010

Salty Seas & His Heroic Friends

Christmas is just around the corner and what better gift is there than the gift of a wonderful story?

Salty Seas & His Heroic Friends by Lynda Wurster Deniger is an adventurous tale that will make the perfect addition to your home library.

Salty Seas is a little shrimp boat that sails around the "bottom of Louisiana, where the Gulf of Mexico kisses Grand Isle..."  Salty loves the life he shares with his friends, Sammy Seagull, Dottie Dolphin and Pattie Pelican.  Salty especially cares for Captain Charley who mends his big, green nets before they head out once again to catch shrimp.

Every year the people of Grand Isle hold a huge festival called The Blessing of  the Fleet where the priest gives a special blessing over all the boats to ensure a safe and lucrative journey.  This year Salty leads procession decorated with brightly coloured flags and balloons. 

The next morning Salty is excited as he and all his friends head out to sea.  However, it's not all smooth sailing and Salty must come to one of his friends rescue.  Find out whose in trouble and how Salty can save the day in Salty Sea & His Heroic Friends.

This book isn't only a wonderful look at a shrimp boating way of life, but it also demonstrates the value of good friends.  The soft, subtle illustrations by Paulette Ferguson only add to the depth and feel of this sea-tale come to life.

For more information, please visit Salty Seas website at; http://www.saltyseasandfriends.com/

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