October 04, 2016
10.0 X 0.4 X 11.1 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Rebecca Young grew up in suburban Sydney with two brothers, a swing set, and the scent of gardenias. Her days were filled with chalk drawings on driveways, backyard battles, journal ramblings, and a whole lot of picture books. These days Rebecca enjoys working with words and pictures as both a children's book author and publisher. Matt Ottley is an illustrator and musician living in New South Wales, Australia, with his partner in a peaceful little cottage. He was born in Papua New Guinea, and loves woodworking, tea, and wildlife.
* "Enchanting, beautiful, and full of hope."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "While the journey and its inherent uncertainty is naturally a fitting metaphor for growing up, connections to actual sea travel and subtle hints about turmoil in the boy's homeland suggest connections to immigration stories as well...This pleasantly minimalist and contemplative story is quietly thought-provoking and arrestingly beautiful."--Booklist, starred review * "A beautifully crafted story that's perfect for sharing aloud and discussing with a small group."--School Library Journal, starred review "Ottley's ravishing paintings of ocean and sky distinguish this story."--Publishers Weekly