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The Wreck of the Zephyr

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Format: Paperback, 32 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 March 2013
At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? Waves carried it up in a storm, says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever go that high? There is another story the story of a boy and his desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water.

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Caldecott Medal winner Chris Van Allsburg uses full colour pastel paintings to tell the haunting story of a boy and his boat.

About the Author

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and artist.

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"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 *

EAN: 9781849395434
ISBN: 1849395438
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Dimensions: 27 x 23 x 0.4 centimetres (0.13 kg)
Age Range: 2-4 years
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