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The Resource The magic boat, Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

The magic boat, Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Label
The magic boat
Title
The magic boat
Statement of responsibility
Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While visiting the beach, Ellie meets a new friend and enjoys some amazing adventures in an old blue boat that has been abandoned in the sand
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
A shy girl bonds with new friends through the wonders of imagination in this Canadian collaboration. Ellie spends the summer with her grandmother at the beach. Too nervous to approach the other children, the young white girl keeps mostly to herself making sand castles and playing in the cool water until, while collecting pebbles, she happens upon Piper, an older girl of color who has a magic boat. Ellie is skeptical at first, but her doubts disappear as Piper takes them out to sea, racing on the water and surrounded by marine life. Moments later, the girls are flying as the boat turns into a balloon, and they share the sky with several birds and an intrepid ladybug. That is, until Nonna calls the pair to lunch. Pearson and Farris' prose moves seamlessly from the easy unhurriedness of summer play to the weightier awe of discovery. Grimard keeps visual pace with warm watercolors and pencil-sketched shading and lines that feel light but never fluffy, capturing the dynamic fluidity between real and pretend. The illustrations do, at times, feel as though they are missing some elements mentioned in the text—the emphasis on discovery prompts readers to scour the pages for the wildlife being mentioned, for instance. But an overall and well-developed theme of imagination and connection (even when you're nervous) far outweighs the small gaps. Infectiously delightful. (Picture book. 4-7) (Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10761298
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pearson, Kit
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 550
  • 550L
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Farris, Katherine
  • Grimard, Gabrielle
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bashfulness
  • Friendship
  • Imagination
  • Bashfulness
  • Friendship
  • Imagination
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The magic boat, Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781459814325
Lccn
2018954143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050132578
  • (OCoLC)on1050132578
  • 620855
  • 633861
  • 633861
Label
The magic boat, Kit Pearson & Katherine Farris ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781459814325
Lccn
2018954143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050132578
  • (OCoLC)on1050132578
  • 620855
  • 633861
  • 633861

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