Rachel and Obadiah

Rachel and Obadiah

By: Brinton Turkle
Published by: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Simultaneously published by: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto and Vancouver
Publication Date: 1978
Series: Obadiah Books by Brinton Turkle

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A ship coming safely home to Nantucket Island was a great event. So great that the captain's wife might give the person who brought her the news a silver coin. Rachel Starbuck wanted more than anything to be the one who was sent with the news. But so did her brother Obadiah. And he was older. And bigger. And a faster runner.

And Obadiah said a girl would not be chosen.

What happened when the Speedwell was sighted makes a fine story. It will be enjoyed by the many, many Obadiah fans and make new ones for his stout-hearted sister Rachel.

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Rachel and Obadiah Reprint

Rachel and Obadiah        
Reprinted in 2004 by Beautiful Feet Books
Available formats: Paperback
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Rachel and Obadiah Reprint

Rachel and Obadiah        
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.

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