THE SAILOR'S BOOK
Volume 20 Number 4
The great appeal of this picture-book fantasy lies in its simplicity and naivete. The author/illustrator lived for a few years in Montréal but is now a resident of the United States.
Two children, each captain of his and her own boat, imagine that the sea is a dragon and happily go sailing on his back. When a storm brews, they sail to a quiet cove where they rest and drink lemonade until the storm passes.
The text is sparse and is written in the present tense. It has a lyrical tone that lends itself well to reading aloud.
The illustrations, in predominant shades of green, purple and red, are childlike in their interpretation and enhance the text.
Irene Aubrey, National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Ont.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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