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The Wreck of the Zephyr Van Allsburg, Chris 1 of 1

Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0395330750
ISBN-13: 9780395330753
Sku: 30060641
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 11.75L x 0.5T
Pages:  32
Age Range:  8 to 12
 
The wreck of a small sailboat on the edge of a high cliff is the only reminder of a young boys voyage to a mysterious land where sailboats could fly through the air *Author: Van Allsburg, Chris *Publication Date: 1983/03/23 *Number of Pages: 31 *Binding Type: School And Library *Grade Level: 2-3 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 11.75 *Height: 9.25
From the Publisher:
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 get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive 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 and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings. His sailboats sail the night sky with the stars in pictures so vivid that the reader can almost hear the wind in the sails. Here is a work of unusual artistry that will enchant readers of all ages for many years to come.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 get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive 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 and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings. His sailboats sail the night sky with the stars in pictures so vivid that the reader can almost hear the wind in the sails. Here is a work of unusual artistry that will enchant readers of all ages for many years to come.
Annotation:
In this story, a boy misuses his remarkable sailing ability.
Author Bio
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg studied art and sculpture at the University of Michigan and the Rhode Island School of Design. A talented sculptor, Van Allsburg was encouraged to create picture books by author/illustrator David Macaulay. His first book, THE GARDENS OF ABDUL GASAZI, was published in 1979. JUMANJI, published two years later, won the Caldecott Medal, as did 1985's THE POLAR EXPRESS.
Product Attributes
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   04
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0032
Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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