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Thy Friend, Obadiah (Picture Puffins) (1969)

by Brinton Turkle

Series: Obadiah

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I really liked this story. It's a good tale about friendship and animals.
Obadiah's father also reminds me greatly of my own. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 9, 2012 |
Beautiful story and illustrations of the friendship between a Quaker boy and a gull. The bird is more steadfast than the boy, who finally realizes how much the gull means to him when the bird leaves for a time. I love how the boy's parents take it for granted that a boy and a gull can be friends. ( )
  bookwren | May 26, 2012 |
This represents a Realistic Fiction book because the story is convincingly true to life and allows children to examine their own life through the little boy in the story. They are able to empathize with the bird and the boy in the story and see how they interact. The plot works well together and the characters are well developed. ( )
  eward06 | Apr 8, 2009 |
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For my mother and father
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Wherever Obadiah went, a sea gull was following him.
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Obadiah, a young Quaker boy living in colonial Nantucket, is constantly followed by a sea gull that he wishes would leave him alone. When it does leave, he wants it back.

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A seagull befriends a Quaker boy, much to his embarrassment, and it is not until he has helped the bird that he can accept its friendship.

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