The Wreck of the Zephyr (Paperback)

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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

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780395330753
SKU 30060641
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0395330750
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 11.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
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.
From the Publisher
Annotation In this story, a boy misuses his remarkable sailing ability.
Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 2 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.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 04
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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