"Young readers will be captivated." --The Washington Post
From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about...the spot where the ocean meets the sky.
It's a good day for sailing.
Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it's a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.
Finn's grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He'll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself
And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he'll find something he didn't know he was looking for.
This is an absolutely gorgeous book from Terry and Eric Fan - creators of The Night Gardener, another book John loved (you can read his review on the link).
Finn misses his grandfather and builds a wonderful boat out of things he finds on the beach to go and visit him in the "place far away where ocean meets sky", the place grandfather told so many stories about. He follows a golden fish to the Library Islands, explores an island of giant shells, and crosses a sea of dancing moon jellies. And this is not all he discovers ...
A truly magical book about love and loss that you'll spend hours poring over. Highly recommended for age 3+
ERIC FAN is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions and impossible dreams. See more of his work at society6.com/opifan64 and on Facebook (Eric Fan Illustration).
TERRY FAN received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits and prints. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online at krop.com/terryfan and society6.com/igo2cairo and on Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration).