The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship. Built on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis shipping line, one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. This ship was built at the end of a long period of design development that was unfortunately halted as sailing ships gave way to ships driven by steam propulsion. You see this ship used the power of the wind and gathered the wind in its sails to further its journey, The Cutty Sark was very badly damaged by fire on May 21, 2007 as it was under restoration. It was re-opened to the public on April 25, 2012, much to the delight of would be seafaring kids and adults. Take a look at the Cutty Sark from below and above through the lens of John D. Weigand. Practice reading skills through word recognition, word repetition and rhyme as you learn some fun facts and then get to work on some research of your own, The point of all these books by Dyan and Weigand is to make kids not only learn, but also to learn to think as well as to imagine. Award winning author, attorney and former teacher, Penelope Dyan loves kids, loves to learn herself and loves it when kids learn. There is a free music video that goes along with this book on YouTube on the Bellissimavideo YouTube channel to further enhance the learning process. The book is dedicated to a true seafaring soul.