'Captains Courageous' is a delightful book, full of fishing lore and detailed descriptions of life aboard a fishing schooner near the turn of the century.<br><br>Kipling paints word pictures full of fun, beauty, and pathos, and the ever-changing sea becomes a familier landscape in his capable hands.<br><br>'Our Hero', Harvey Cheyne, goes from spoilt and sullen to eagerly participating in every aspect of his new life, and at the end, when a 'prophecy' spoken by the cook is re-visited, you can't help but applaud where one summer's adventure took two headstrong boys.<br><br>Wonderful characters, language that is as rich as cream, and a story you won't soon forget. I would recommend this book to anyone!