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This is San Francisco [A Children's Classic] Hardcover – May 30, 2003
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Today I received the "reprint", and much to my disgust, over 1/3 of the stories are omitted, including "Mutiny" (on of the best in the book!!) "Three Little Paddles" "Marooned" "Sailor's Hornpipe" "The Big Fish" "Sailor Yarn" "The Wicked, Wicked Pirate" (one of the best!! in the original) "Discovery" "Becalmed" "What Will You Be Billy Boy?" "Sea Shanty" "Seventeen Nephews" and "The Very Small Sailor"
No doubt some of these great stories have been censored because some shmuck of an editor judged them not politically correct enough (though I find not one of them offensive in any way), but others seem to have been expunged for absolutely no apparent reason! Now, I regret buying this phoney censored copy! It leaves out so many great stories and terrific artwork. It's not half as good as the original. And I suppose that since most people no longer have the original they have nothing to compare it to! Well I do!
We didn't have any problems with the print quailty of our copy-- looks fantastic!
If you've ever wanted a quick taste of a place, This is San Francisco is a great primer for any child.
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This arrived in good shape and on time. The art in this book is great, but the writing leaves something to be desired.Published 12 days ago by L. Gore
This is a book l had when I was young. Now l found it again ! The best page is the whale! The poems and stories are good too.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Did the author know women existed in 1962? Not a single female on his covers. This annoys me in 2015.Published 9 months ago by J. Davis
This book is a sweet, nostalgic tribute to an amazing city. It allows you to visit, or revisit, the amazing neighborhoods and highlights of San Francisco, with illustrations sure... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Ann Arthur