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The Scrimshaw Ring (The Vermont Folklife Center Children's Book Series)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0916718190, Hardcover)In sparkling prose, acclaimed author William Jaspersohn retells a powerful, true story about a young boy's encounter with a band of mutineers who, much to the boy's surprise, leave him a remarkable
memento. Illustrator Vernon Thornblad's vibrant oil paintings thrillingly capture both the beauty and danger of young William's world, and Jaspersohn's deft, swift narrative recalls those classic tales of good and evil, innocence and experience, imagined deeds and true adventure.
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A young boy living in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1710 enjoys imaginary adventures with make-believe pirates, until the day that real pirates come ashore for evil purposes and leave him a remarkable memento. Includes ideas for activities related to family heirlooms.
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