"The Golliwog's Air-Ship" is the seventh of
Florence Upton's Golliwogg books.
The story line follows Golliwogg his friends the
wooden Penny Dolls Sarah Jane, Peg, Meg and Midget
as they build an airship, decide what clothes they
should wear to fly in it and then take a rather
Excitement and adventure looms when:
A gust of wind unloosed the
And ere our travelers knew,
Her small balloon had blown away,
Alas, how fast it flew.
Upton noted in her diary of 23rd March 1902 that
bad reviews towards "The Golliwog's Air-Ship"
wondered "that anything so hideous should
please and even fascinate children'". Her
response to this, though she agrees that he is
ugly, is that children "see his beautiful
First edition (1902) of "The
Golliwog's Air-Ship" by Florence Upton