This is one of my favorite childhood books. I’ve read it hundreds of times. My grandmother had the Readers Digest Condensed version of it, which I have now. I was telling Rob about the story, and wondering if I’d ever read the non-condensed version. He suggested I buy a copy and find out. I found a used copy (it’s out of print) on alibris.com and it arrived yesterday. I powered through most of it immediately. I didn’t realize it was by the same guy that wrote Jaws.
It’s a beautiful story about a girl and her love for the sea.