Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Small Seabird

The Small Seabird
Roger Sargent ~ Charles Scribner's Sons, 1967

Again, here is a book and an author I know nothing about, but the boy and I get lost in the bold, primary colors every time. Not to mention a dear story about being swept up in the wind and lost from home.

One dark night a wind blew a small seabird far, far inland over the hills and mountains and thick green forest.

In the morning, when he looked around, he became a little frightened. He knew that he was lost. In every direction there was something new and different. There was nothing that even looked like the sea.
Our funny little three-toed friend spends the rest of the story trying to find his way home again, and meets a slew of curious creatures along the way. It's not until they smell the sea air on the wind that they figure out, sometimes the best way to get home again is to let yourself go. Literally. If anyone knows anything about this author, fill me in. The drawings are absolutely enchanting.


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John said...

Wow! You two are right those drawings are absolutely fantastic. That water is crazy!

Kimberly said...

I'd love to find a copy of this book just to see the rest of the illustrations. A good story would be icing on the cake!

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