Caldecott Medal winner Chris Van Allsburg uses full colour pastel paintings to tell the haunting story of a boy and his boat.
Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist.
"The full-colour pastel drawings are the work of a master: stunning, luminescent, and conveying a sense of the mystical and magical." * Publishers Weekly * "This delightful picture book is a real gem. Its haunting pastel illustrations glow, and its ambiguous and finely written story encourages readers to wonder" -- Marilyn Brocklehurst * Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller * "Beautifully descriptive prose . . . The sophisticated storyline makes this a tale for thoughtful and reflective older readers" * Carousel *