A collection of nonsense stories about the family of Peterkins who rely on the Lady from Philadelphia to extricate them from their troubles.
Author: Lucretia P. Hale
Illustrator: Harold M. Brett
Five children, one only a baby, are abandoned on a desert island in the Sea of Cortez. Marian, the eldest, keeps them alive for seven years, waiting for the baby to grow big enough to survive the sea voyage to safety.
Author: Clarissa Kneeland
Illustrator: Wallace Goldsmith
F. C. Yohn
His studies at Harvard interrupted by vision problems, the author embarked as a merchant seaman aboard the brig Pilgrim in 1834 on a voyage to Alta California, still under Mexican rule. After helping to cure and load a cargo of cow hides he was transferred to the Alert and made an eastward passage of Cape Horn in the dead of winter.
Author: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
Illustrator: E. Boyd Smith