Ella and Monkey at Sea

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
10.3 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780763692339

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About the Author

Emilie Boon was born in the Netherlands and spent her childhood in California and Mexico. She is the illustrator or author-illustrator of more than twenty books. She says Ella and Monkey at Sea was inspired by her own childhood experience sailing to America, when there really was a hurricane, and she really did draw a picture of the sun during the storm. Emilie Boon lives in the Boston area.

Reviews

Based on the author's childhood experiences when her own family emigrated from the Netherlands, this story of a child working through her frustrations and adjusting to change with help from a toy is warm and comforting...A warm tale of catharsis and acceptance.
--Kirkus Reviews

The book reflects Boon's childhood experience of leaving the Netherlands and traveling to America on a ship that encountered a hurricane. She sensitively portrays a child who struggles with loss but copes by expressing herself through art and by transferring her emotions to Monkey and then comforting him. A satisfying picture book telling one immigrant's story.
--Booklist Online