This book is dedicated to two of the author's smaller-sized cousins, STEPHEN FREDERICK and DAVID ADDISON JONES. Stephen sailed in from nowhere to Pasadena, California, dropping anchor within sight of Pagoo's very own ocean. David's craft came to where the roll and crash of the sea is apt to be only traffic. This book is really a family affair, because Stephen and David's Grandmother Gertrude is Holling's first cousin. Not only that, Grandma Gertrude played, as a girl, with the Lucille of this book, before Lucille knew Holling.
Then Grandma Gertrude grew up, and Marion was her daughter, and Marion grew up in Chicago, by mighty Lake Michigan water. And she married an Addison Jones, and he knows about water too, and even how a boat stays on top of it. So Marion and Add are Mother and Dad of Stephen and David who one day may read this Pagoo book together.