Copyright 1951 by Dorothy K. Werblow, printed in USA (1st was Morrow 1945 hardcover); SOFTCOVER blue heavy card with the children looking out from the bow of the S. S. Homeland, card folds around the pages with the spiral wire running through the card and pages, the six child figures can be stored in the bow on an inner page, or can fit in a page with paintings of their homeland. Picture Book softcover.
In a pretty realistic story, six European children lose their name tags on their voyage home from North America. The child reader can help return the little figures to their home country pages. A little subplot runs through, of the children exploring the ocean liner and then growing increasingly tired of their trip. The country pages have pictorial maps and illustrations; all but the French and English children are in traditional clothing. Originally written in 1945, as children who had been evacuated during World War II were returning home.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks, 1"x 1/4" damage to front bottom corner, small rub on spine foot, otherwise spiral and holes are neat, children are perfect, pages are clean, and there are no tears in any of the slots. Item #22597