Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney'
FOR YOUNG READERS
Written by Captain Bill Pinkney
Illustrated by Pamela C. Rice
A real story of a great adventure!
is a follow up to his first grade Basal Reader."
The story is expanded for young readers and a more detailed version of the story of a dream.
Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame - October 2021
In the seventh grade I read a book by an author named Armstrong Sperry: 'Call It Courage', it was a story that touched my heart because I felt very much like the hero of the story. He, like me had been an outcast. He was an outcast because he was afraid of the water. I had been an outcast because in school I was one of a few black children and the other kids were not kind to us. I grew up without a father, (my parents divorced when I was six, so my mom, sister and I were on public aid for a while. Always on the outside never being a part of the crowd I felt alone. When I read the story about this young boy who was on the outside like me, and how he took his destiny into his own hands and had a great adventure, I knew that was what I wanted too.
— Bill Pinkney
Captain Bill Pinkney
Photo credit: Carter Berg
"From first page to last, Captain Bill Pinkney's captivating children's book, "Sailing Commitment Around the World," is nothing less than a delight. Beautifully illustrated with full-color paintings by noted artist Pamela C. Rice, the book is most certainly a true-life adventure tale, but it's also something even better: an inspirational story about a kid with a dream -- like all kids -- who ultimately had the courage and drive to fully realize it. With simple but memorable prose, and a message with lessons learned that will resonate with readers young and old, Captain Pinkney's "Commitment" wasn't just the name of his boat, it was the driving force behind a historic, once-in-a-lifetime voyage. Bravo."
Executive Editor, Cruising World Magazine