Obadiah the Bold

Obadiah the Bold

By: Brinton Turkle
Published by: Viking Press Inc
Publication Date: 1965
Series: Obadiah Books by Brinton Turkle
List: Best Picture Books for Boys (Age 4-6)

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Obadiah Starbuck wanted to be a fearless pirate when he grew up—a Terror who roamed the seas and kept the chests of treasure buried in secret places. OBADIAH THE BOLD!

"Has thee ever heard of a Quaker pirate?" his family asked.

No. But how nice to think he might be one. After all, "Pirates are brave and don't cry."

But one rainy day, while playing with his sisters and brothers, Obadiah found himself in a distressing situation that led him to think second thoughts about his future as a pirate.

The story of Obadiah's persuasion by Father to a vocation far removed—and yet, not too far removed—from piracy is told and pictured in soft-toned full-color illustrations that capture the earnest make-believe of a little boy who thought he knew his heart's desire.

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Obadiah the Bold   Reprint

Obadiah the Bold          
Reprinted in 2018 by Beautiful Feet Books
Available formats: Hardcover, Paperback
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Restored edition done in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Brinton Turkle's grown children—Matilda Rubin, and Haynes and Jonathan Turkle.

Obadiah the Bold   Reprint

Obadiah the Bold          
Reprinted in 2004 by Beautiful Feet Books
Available formats: Paperback
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