Burt Dow, deep-water man (K)

Czechoslovakia, 1983

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An animated film of adventure in the high seas. When Burt Dow, a retired seaman, sets sail in his boat the Tidley-Idley to fish for cod, he ends up inside a whale. The whale refuses to let Burt leave, so Burt dreams up a uniquely artistic solution. Based on the book by Robert McCloskey. Suitable for lower and middle primary levels.

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