Rachel and Obadiah

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Rachel and Obadiah

In the days when Nantucket whaling ships could be away at sea for years at a time, a vessel's safe return was celebrated by all the inhabitants of the island. Runners would carry the joyous news as soon as the vessel was sighted from the island's highest point. When Obadiah is hired for this important task, his little sister Rachel is certain that she can be trusted with such a mission as well. Their childlike competition plays out in a delightful story of determination and sportsmanship. Illustrated with Turkle's whimsical watercolor illustrations throughout.

Beautiful Feet Books, in cooperation with The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Brinton Turkle's grown children--Matilda Rubin, and Haynes and Jonathan Turkle--are delighted to present these new 2018 editions of the Obadiah books for the next generation of readers. Working with Mr. Turkle's original charcoal and watercolor paintings, we have endeavored to restore the integrity, clarity, and beauty of the artist's work. We too hope these restored editions will play a small part in cultivating the future Mr. Turkle envisioned. 

This book is used with the Character Literature Guide.

  • Age Level = Early Elementary
  • Book Author = Brinton Turkle
  • Book Material = Paperback
  • Book Publisher = Beautiful Feet Bks
  • Book Series = Teaching Character
  • Copyright = c2018
  • Grade Level = Primary
  • Condition = New

Item Number: 55-35

Item ID: 21323

Category: Rachel and Obadiah