Swashby and the Sea

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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Clarion Books
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
8.1 X 9.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780544707375

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About the Author

Beth Ferry loves to wander, explore and mainly laze on the shore, but only in the summer. She is the author of several picture books, including Stick and Stone. She lives with her husband and three children by the beach in New Jersey. Visti her at www.BethFerry.com and on Twitter @bethferry1
Juana Martinez-Neal was born in Lima, Peru, and began illustrating when she was a teenager. Her debut picture book as an author-illustrator, Alma, was awarded a Caldecott honor.
Visit her at www.juanamartinezneal.com, on Instagram @juanamartinezn and on Twitter @juanamartinez

Reviews

"The illustrator of the Caldecott Honor-winning Alma and How She Got Her Name (2018), Martinez-Neal uses acrylics, colored pencils, and graphite to create pictures that capture the feel of the seaside, as well as the protagonist's shifting emotions. Telling a story with imagination and wit, Ferry creates a cantankerous but lovable character in Captain Swashby and a mysterious, well-intentioned, mischievous one in the sea...an exceptionally satisfying picture book." --Booklist, STARRED review

★ "This readaloud is sweetly told as Swashby overcomes his bitter habits to welcome new, friendly, and energetic people into his quiet life....Martinez-Neal's art captures the essence of the ocean.... Adults should prepare for a trip to the beach, as kids will want to go after hearing this." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, STARRED review

"This sweet story of friendship is sure to win over even the grumpiest of listeners." --Kirkus

"Caldecott Honoree Martinez-Neal's acrylic, colored pencil, and graphite drawings teeter between scenes curmudgeonly and sweet, underscoring the story's tensions. A strong sense of place emerges from the palette, redolent of sunlit sand and sea glass, and the interplay between Swashby and his meddling sea has its magic." --Publishers Weekly
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