THE GOOSEYPLUMS BY THE SEA, The Third Adventure of the Gooseyplums of Duckpond-in-the-Dip

By: Dale, Frances

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Gus Gooseyplum and his pals get into a little trouble when they impersonate a group of minstrels at a seaside resort. Racism was still alive and well in children's books of the 1950s, as evidenced by the opening paragraph of the third section of this little tome: "'Quite the best thing about this holiday,' said Mrs. Gooseyplum, roosting her tailfeathers into the soft sand, ' is the end of those nigger minstrels. I never liked them. Noise, twanging -- tiresome.'" Blue cloth w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, illustrated end papers, 79 pages. Moderate wear to corners/spine ends, fading to cloth around cover edges and spine, gift inscription to previous owner, a little internal smudging.

Title: THE GOOSEYPLUMS BY THE SEA, The Third Adventure of the Gooseyplums of Duckpond-in-the-Dip

Author Name: Dale, Frances

Illustrator: Aileen Forbes-Boyd

Categories: Children--Youth--Juvenile,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton / H&S: 1950

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 017876

Keywords: NOISBN, Gooseyplums, talking animals, children's series books, ducks, racism, racists, prejudice