by Paul Biegel
The Little Captain was written by an author who was born in the Netherlands. This book’s introduction states that the author wrote stories about dwarves, princesses, witches, robbers and talking animals. This title, form 1970 was the author’s best known work. Now it is available for a new generation of children.
This book seems like an ideal one for bedtime reading with a young child who enjoys chapter books or for a slightly older child to enjoy on their own. The Little Captain at first reminded me of the Little Prince. There he was, alone on his boat, but self-sufficient. What will happen as he gets to know the people in the town where he has come to be? Where will he go from here? Who will go with him? Turn the pages to find out.
The text is accompanied by evocative drawings. They greatly add to the pleasure in these pages. There are three stories included in this volume of adventure and imagination.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Pushkin Children’s Books
Pub date: 02 August 22