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Author: Alan. Villiers
ISBN13: 978-9999239530
Title: Whalers of the Midnight Sun.
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Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons (1950)

Whalers of the Midnight Sun. by Alan. Villiers

Whalers of the Midnight Sun (1934) is an adventure novel for children by Australian author Alan J. Villiers, and illustrated by Charles Pont. It won the Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers in 1950 after it had been published in Australia for the first time by Angus and Robertson.

Start by marking Whalers Of The Midnight Sun as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Mr. Alan Villiers was an Australian who had won considerable fame for himself as a result of his voyages in sailing-ships. Villiers preferred the excitement and the danger of small sailing-ships to the comfort and the safety of the modern ship.

Alan Villiers – Alan John Villiers was an author, adventurer, photographer and mariner. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Villiers first went to sea at age 15 and sailed on board traditionally rigged vessels and he commanded square-rigged ships for films, including Moby Dick and Billy Budd. A radiant turret lit by the midsummer midnight sun", 1912 photo by Hurley held by State Library of New South Wales. Image: Wreck of the 'Gratitude', Macquarie Island, 1911. Image: Endurance in Antarctica, 1915 Hurley a 090007.

Whalers of the midnight sun. by Alan John Villiers (Author). This a book from my childhood, when I read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Amongst that long litany, this is one of the stand-out books that I have never forgotten. Written in a very different time, it is a fascinating adventure story - and teaches you more than you could ever want to know about ambergris and flensing knives.

Whalers of the midnight sun Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. 1949, Angus and Robertson. Whalers of the midnight sun. in English. Find a Physical Copy via WorldCat. 1934, C. Scribner's sons.

Alan Villiers started his life as an adventurer by going to sea at the age of fifteen. He worked in Hobart for the Mercury in the early 1820s before taking leave to visit Antarctica on a Norwegian whaling voyage. He returned to the Mercury and achieved his dream of being a reporter, but was unable to resist the call of the sea for long. He became a sea Captain in the ‘last days of sail’ and wrote many adventure books about sailing  . about his adventures at sea, including. his children’s novel, Whalers Under. the Midnight Sun which won the. Australian. Children’s Book of the Year, 1950. 2. The Sealer’s Shanty, Vol. 12 ‘Alan Villiers’.

WHALERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic. Posted Missing: Ships Missing Without a Trace by Alan Villiers 1956 1st Ed HC/DJ.

Connected to: Whalers of the Midnight Sun National Maritime Museum Commander. This article needs additional citations for verification. Whalers of the Midnight Sun, Illustrated with woodcuts by Charles Pont (1947 Charles Scribner's Sons). The Set of the Sails; The Story of a Cape Horn Seaman (1949 Hodder and Stoughton). The Coral Sea (1949 Museum Press).

The Alan Villiers achieved his burningpenguins wander happily andunconcernedly about in their clean white ambition of becoming a reporter with thejackets and jet black coats, shufflingaround like so many thousand little Hobart Mercury between 1924 and 1929. It seemed adreadful thing that such friendly birds Australian Book Council’sshould ever be slaughtered in theirinnocence, merely because their round, Children’s Book of the Year, 1950. fat, little bodies contain oil. They seem likechildren, as indeed they are in theirsimplicity, their friendliness, their love ofplay and of pretense. 12 ‘Alan Villiers’ ReferencesVilliers, .

Alan Villiers was born in 1903.