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Z; plus Surfing Covers and Juvenile & Adult Fiction.

2002
Ziolkowski, Thad :
On A Wave - a memoir about coming of age...and surfing.
Scribe Publications
PO Box 523 Carlton North , Victoria, Australia 3054.
Soft cover, 259 pages.
Review
Beautifully written, this work essentially details the author's surfing career from age 10 to 15, circa 1970 to 1975.
With excellent recall, perhaps refreshed with some added research, the historical and technical surfing details are exact.
Many specifics developments of the period are addressed including
the short board revolution, circa 1968  - 1969; backyard butchery, circa 1970; twin fins, circa 1971 - 2; and leg ropes, circa 1974.
He also comments on the rarity of excellent waves, group dynamics, surfing contests and skateboards.
Particular note should be made of the large influence of Surfer magazine. 

Surfing Covers and Juvenile & Adult Fiction.
1880
Ballantyne, R.M.:
The Cannibal Islands - 
Captain Cook's Adventures in the South Seas.
Nisbet and Co. Ltd., 22 Berners Street, London, circa 1880.
Cover paste down and Frontpiece.
"The Natives Playing in the Water."
Artist Unknown.

1928
Bailey, Alice Cooper.  : 
Kimo - The Whistling Boy, A Story of Hawaii
Wise-Parslow Company, New York, 1928.
Illustrated by Lucille Holling.
Hard cover, 96 pages,colour illustrations.
Review
Juvenile fiction with quality colour illustrations, including several of surfing and sleds.
The book was issued in four different coloured covers- red, yellow, green, and blue (with a slipcase).

For the relevant illustrations, see:
Alice Cooper Bailey - Lucille Holling : Kimo - The Whistling Boy, 1928.


1929
The Pilgrim Press :
Young England - Fifty First Annual Volume
Review
The cover image is reproduced facing the title page.

1930
La Belle, Claude A.:
Bailey Twins in Philippines

A. L. Burt, NY, 1930
(1930)
Hard Cover, 278 pages, 9 pages of ads
Review
The cover illustration is reproduced in b/w as the frontispiece.

1936
Elizabeth F.
McCrady: Kala of Hawaii
The Platt and Munk Co. Inc., USA, 1936.


Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/kala-of-hawaii

Page 6.

1938
Mickey Mouse Annual, 1938.


1940
Disney, Walt: Mickey's Hawaiian Holidays
Walt Disney, Dean & Sons,1940.
Goofy Goes Surfing, pages ??
Book version of:

Walt Disney Treasures - Hawaiian Holiday (1937)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdIaEQCUVbk
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto relax in sunny Hawaii in this classic 1937 cartoon.
imdb

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028981/
Walt Disney Productions
Cast:
Pinto Colvig - Goofy and Pluto (voice)
Walt Disney - Mickey Mouse (voice)
Marcellite Garner -  Minnie Mouse (voice)
Clarence Nash - Donald Duck (voice)
Soundtrack "Aloha Oe" (uncredited) Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Release Date: 24 September 1937 (USA)



1942
Myhre, Ethelyn: Hawaiian Yesterdays
Alfred A. Knopf, New York,1942.
Woodblock illustrations by the author.

1944
Ling-ai, Li: 
Children of the Sun in Hawaii
Illustrations by Weda Yap.
D. C. Heath and Company, Boston, 1944.
 
Internet Archive 
http://archive.org/details/childrenofsuninh00lili

 


c 1948 
Mead, Stella:
Through the British Commonwealth- Australia and Tasmania.
Amex Company Ltd., Letchworth, Great Britain, circa 1948
Soft cover, 20 pages, colour and black and white illustrations, Map.
Review
Juvenile travel story, Part VI of a series that travels around the world via countries of the British Commonwealth.
No surf-riding content.
Cover and sketches by Eulalie.
There is apparently a later edition with a different illustrator, circa 1955.
"Muir 4910 suggests 1940s"

1950
The Champion Annual for Boys, 1950.

Review
Cover illustration only.



1956
Harkins, Philip:
Young Skin Diver
William Morrow and Company, New York, 1956.

Hard cover, 188 pages, black and white plates.
Review
Juvenile novel relating how two young surfers, after near drowning suspend surfing, become enthusiastic skin-divers after their rescue by a staff member of California's Scripps Research Institute.
With the slightest touch of teenage romance, this early surfing novel was quickly drowned in the monstrous wave of Frederick Kohner's Gidget, published in 1957, followed by seven more Gidget novels, three films and a television series.
Without the drama of the near-fatal drowning, the book, to some extent, foretells the career of big wave surfer, Duke contest winner and oceanographer, Ricky Grigg.
See
:

Grigg, Ricky and Church, Ron : Surfer in Hawaii : A Guide to ... the Hawaiian Islands (1963)
and
Grigg, Ricky: Big Surf, Deep Dives and the Islands - My Life in The Ocean (1998).

1959
Meillon, Claire:
The New Surf Club
Australia, 1959.
Review
Fiction

1960
Pitchford, Genie:
Young Folks Hawaiian Time
Illustrations by Stanley B. Stubenberg
Watkins & Sturgis, Ltd., Honolulu, 1960.
Paperback edition by
Borden Pub Co and Pacifica House, 1965.
Second printing: Pacifica House, North Hollywood, California, 1967.
Hard cover with
white plastic comb binding, 46 pages [unpaged], 23 full-page colour drawings by Stanley Stubenberg.
Review
A children's book with distinctively modern illustrations by Stubenberg.

  
Canoe Surfing                                                Waikiki         

Notes
Genie (Eugenia) Pitchford was editor of Forecast, published by the Outrigger Canoe Club, and wrote on other topics pertaining to Hawaii, such as surfing, including an article in Paradise of the Pacific in 1940.

Commercial artist Stanley B. Stubenberg was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 8, 1925.
He illustrated the 1965 book, Young Folk's Hawaiian Time and during his career he created illustrations for various hotels and restaurants in Hawaii including; Hilton Hawaiian Village, The Reef Hotel and The Tropics.
He passed-away aged 79 in September 2001 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
http://www.midcenturia.com/2011/05/stanley-stubenberg-illustration.html

Pitchford and Stubenberg are also accredited with Hawaiian Time, Watkins & Sturgis, Ltd.,1955.

1960

1965-1967

1963
Stevens, Fae Hewston:
Koronglea Holidays.
Illustrated by Ian Nimmo Forrest
Ward Lock, London, Melbourne, Cape Town, 1963.
Review

The third book in the Koronglea series of Australian children's books, centred on the Dixon family's property, Koronglea, a big sheep and wheat farm in northern Victoria.
In this book, Mr. Dixon and the boys Max, Hugh and Johnny visit Melbourne and then drive to Lorne to try surfboard riding.
Later that day they
take the ferry cross Port Phillip Bay from Queenscliff to Sorrento and Portsea, returning to Geelong for dinner.
 
The surfing illustration on the dust jacket extends to the back and there are two black and white sketches inside.

See:
1963 Fae
Stevens and Ian Forrest: Surf Riding at Lorne.


1964
Summers, James L.
:
The Cardiff Giants
Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1964.
Review
Junior surf fiction
Novel of central California high school kids and surfing - and worrying about school and girls - and two boys who arrive for the summer from Texas - the Cardiff giants.
Includes Glossary of surfing terms.
Note that the laminated timber boards in the cover illustration were unlikely to be seen riding waves in California in the 1960s.



1965
The Hawaiian Party Book
How to Entertain the Hawaiian Way.
Review

Recipes and party activities for the Kamaaina and Malihini.


1965
Sears, Jane L.:
Surfboard Summer
Whitman Publishing Co., Racine, WI, 1965.
Hard cover, 214 pages, Illustrated by Pat Rosado
Review
Junior fiction


1965
Douglas, Shane :
Hawaiian Doctor
Review
Adult surf Fiction

1965
Carr, Rodger:
Surfie
Review
Adult surf fiction


1966
Starr, Michael:
Pleasure Beach
(Adult Reading)
Review
Very adult surf fiction.



1966
The Hotspur Book for Boys, 1966.
Review
Cover only

1966
McCoy, Dean:
Love Hunters
Softcover Library, Inc., New York, NY, 1966.
Review
Adult surf fiction

1967
Organ, Margret and George:
Goofy Foot
Review
Junior surf fiction


1968
Pomeroy, Pete:
Wipeout!
Scholastic Book Services, NY, 1968.
Four Winds Publishing Co., NY, 1968.
Review
Exciting story of a teenager who discovered his own first wave in the middle of the suffocatingly predictable summer before he entered college.




1968
Bowen, Robert Sidney:
Wipeout
Criterion Books, 1968.
Review
Jimmy West almost ruins his high school career because of his fanaticism for surfing.

After his father is in an accident while chasing Jimmy down, the whole thing takes a more serious turn.




1968
Spinner, Stephanie:
Water Skiing and Surfboarding.
Illustrations by Irwin Greenberg.
A Golden Pocket Guide
Golden Press, New York, 1968
Hard cover, 33 pages, colour illustrations, Glossary.
Review
A junior instruction book with bold and bright illustrations.

1968
Williams, J. X.:
The Sex Surfers
Late Hour Library Book, 1968.

LL-743: Adult reading.
Review
Review
Very adult surf fiction:

A wave, a wanton, and a dare!

It would be nearly impossible for a surer to shoot the pilings of the beach, blindfolded.
Certainly if Barry got away with it, there could be no credit given to skill, for if he couldn't see, how could he maneuver?
He took his last look at the cruel barnacles on the pilings.



1968
Keene, Carolyn :
The Phantom Surfer
Review
Junior surf fiction, a Dana Girls Mystery Story.
Keene was renowned as the author of the Nancy Drew series.




1969
James Connor, III:
Surfing Summer
William R. Scott, Inc., New York, 1969.
Illustrated with b/w photographs of boys surfing by John J. Atkinson Jr., Orville Andrews, Werner Stoy etc.
Review
Juvenile surf fiction:
Two young teenage boys, Turk and Kenny, age 14 are determined to learn how to surf, despite being forbidden to do so by their parents.


1971
Price, Lyn: 
Mark and Woofy on a Surfing Holiday.
Golden Press, Sydney, Australia, 1971.
Review
Junior fiction with large illustrations by the author.

Page 4
Mark likes to practise shooting
the breakers on his new surf-float
and to think of the day when he
will be old enough to have his
own surfboard.

1972? 
Bunting, R. E. : 
Surfing Country 
Elk Grove Books, Children's Press, Chicago 1972?
Illustrated by Dale King.
Hard cover, 65 pages,13 colour illustrations, Glossary/Index.
Review
Juvenile fiction : A teen-age boy learns how to face responsibility at surf camp.
Illustrator Dale King's father, who was an animator for Walt Disney Studios, taught Dale his basics in art and water sports.


1973
Dean and Son: 
A Supreme Book for Children.
Dean and Son Ltd., 
41/43 Ludgate Hill London EC4, 1973.
Cover illustration by J.B.L.
Review
The illustration of skim-boarding only appears on the cover.


1979 
Lette, Kathy and Carey, Gabrielle
Puberty Blues: A Surfie Saga
McPhee Gribble Publishers Pty Ltd 
66 Cecil Street Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065, Australia 1979
McPhee Gribble/Penguin Books 
Soft cover, 120 pages, fiction. 
Review
Cronulla (NSW) teenage beach culture circa 1970, from a female perspective.
Although humorous, the book subtlety critiques the values of the period, most evident in the sobering Epilogue.
Twin-fins (#1) are mentioned and there are several references to Jackson Surfboards
The book also records the introduction of recreational drugs into beach culture.
It was filmed by Bruce Beresford in 1988 (?). 

1980
Freeman, Tony :
Beginning Surfing
Childrens Press, Chicago.
Hard cover, 46 pages, 44 colour photographs / sequences.
Review
A very basic beginners book with no significant highlights.
Design photographs features Infinity flyer rounded pin tail twin fin with atypical fin-boxes.
The surfing photographs are a consistently poor in quality, despite the author/photographer being a teacher of photography for eight years.

1986
Quakenbush, Robert : 
Surfboard to Peril - A Miss Mallard Mystery
Prenice-Hall Inc., New Jersey 
Hard cover, 48 pages, 25 colour illustrations. 
Review
Children's fiction.

1992
Saunders, Geoff and Richard:
Fun With Sport - Surfing
Illustrated by Kim Gamble
Lineup Pty Ltd
Po Box 522 Roseville, NSW 2069, 1992.
Soft cover, 32 pages, black and white illustrations.
Review 
Juvenile book with basic history, instruction and advice with puzzles, a quiz  and surfing jokes.

1994
Raglus, Jeff :
Snorky  (The Wave Puncher)
A Little Ark Book
Allen and Unwin Pty Ltd 
9 Atchinson Street, St Leonards, NSW, 2065, Australia. 1994
Hard cover, 32 pages, colour illustrations.
Review
Juvenile fiction - Snorky and his dog Spider rescue fishermen from their disabled boat. 
Historical precedent:
Duke Kahanamoku and surfboard saved 8 fisherman from the Thelma, capsized in large surf at Newport Breakwater in 1925.
Four others were similarly rescued by Los Angles Athletic Club members, Gerard Vultee and Owen Hale, however five fishermen perished.
 - Hall and Ambrose page 70

1996
Foreman, Michael:
Seal Surfer
Anderson Press, London, UK, 1996.
Review
The surfing adventures of disabled boy and a seal on the English coast, with high quality illustrations by the author.

Beginning his career in 1961, Michael Foreman is one of the best-known and most prolific creators of children's books.
He won the 1982 and 1989 Kate Greenaway Medals for British children's book illustration and he was a commended runner up five times (a distinction dropped after 2002).


1997
Bates, Diane:
Grandma Cadbury's Water World
Illustrated by Julie Kingston
Review
Junior surf fiction

1999
Masters, Anthony:
The Haunted Surfboard
Graffix Series
A & C Black (Childrens books)
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, 31/08/1999
Review
Junior surf fiction


1999
Dodson, Cathy, Harvet, Roland (illustrator):
Bass and Flinders
Scholastic Press, Sydney, 1999.
Un-paginated, full page colour illustrations and maps (rear flyleaf)
Review
The cover illustration depicts the landing of the Big Tom Thumb at Windang, south of Wollongong, in March 1796.

2002
Taylor, Richard:
House Inside The Waves- Domesticity, Art and the Surfing Life.
John Reed Books
PO Box 257, Tea Gardens NSW 2324
sales@johnreedbooks.com.au

Soft cover, 276 pages.
Review
Sorry Dick, but despite two attempts, I was simply unable to finish reading it.


2005
Perry, Chrissie:
Surf's Up - Go Girl (Series)
Illustrations by Ash Oswald
Hardie Grant Edgemont, Australia, 2005.
Review
Junior surf fiction


2006
Saidens, Amy (Illustrator):
Surfer Girl - Create Your Own Dream Hawaiian Vacation!
Silver Dolphin Books,
San Diego, California, 2006.
Review
Children's (age 6 and up) activity book including 24 page story book, 167 reuseable stickers, ready-to-hang frame and 19 deluxe stickers.



2007
Lawrence, Sandra D.: 
Surf's Up - Look and Find
Illustrated by Art Mawhinney
Sony Pictures Animation Inc.
Publications International, Illinois, 2007.

Review

Junior puzzle book, similar in format to the popular Where's Wally books.


2012
Meenaghan - Hooper: 
Chasing Mavericks
Review
The book of the film.


2012
Dumbleton, Mike and Jellett, Tom [illustrator]:
Santa's Secret
Random House, Australia, 2012.
Hard cover, paginated [30], colour illustrations.
Review
Juvenile fiction with bright and attractive illustrations and a strong Australian theme.
A minor point:
'You little beauty!" Santa grins.
'The latest board - with double fins.' - in 2012?!


Books Sought or not Reviewed

Werner, Doug : SURFER'S START-UP A Beginner's Guide to Surfing
Chula Vista, Tracks Publishing 1995. Paperback
Madison, Arnold :Surfing, Basic Techniques
New York: David Mckay, 1979. Hard back
Bigelow, Henry B., And W.T. Edmondson: WIND WAVES AT SEA, BREAKERS AND SURF

Washington, D.C.: U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, 1953. Hard back
Gleasner, Diana C., Illustrated by Stuart Goldenberg :

Illustrated Swimming, Diving and Surfing Dictionary for Young People
NY: Harvey House, 1980. Hard Cover
Doyle, Mike and Steve Sorensen

MORNING GLASS - The Adventures of Legendary Waterman Mike Doyle
Manzanita Press 1993
Mullins, Joseph G. : Hawaiian Journey

Mutual, Honolulu, 1978
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