All Sail Set

Armstrong Sperry

This is the story of the greatest ship ever built: the clipper, Flying Cloud. Set in the age when great sailing ships ruled the ocean, this book tells of Flying Cloud's maiden voyage around Cape Horn, which set a world record.

It is also the story of Enoch Thatcher, a young man who loves the Flying Cloud. He watches her come to life and then he sails on her maiden voyage; he crosses the Line and rounds the Horn for the first time with her.

This is a wonderful, fast-paced story. Readers who can read Ransome by themselves will have no trouble enjoying All Sail Set.

Reviewed by Mary Wessel Walker, November, 2000

This article is ©2000 by Mary Wessel Walker, and posted on All Things Ransome with permission.

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