"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
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