By Dave Shelton
A boy and a endure visit sea, built with a suitcase, a comic, and a ukulele. The endure assures the boy that they're touring a quick distance and it fairly shouldn't take very lengthy. yet then they stumble upon "unforeseeable anomalies": turbulent stormy seas! a terrifying sea monster! and the rank is still of The final Sandwich. the chances are pitted opposed to the boy and the undergo and their boat.
Will the Harriet, their depended on vessel, stand up to the violent lashings of the salty waves? and may somebody ever resolution their message in a bottle?
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A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton