SAILOR SONG by Nancy Jewell


Age Range: 3 - 6
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Sailor Song (32 pp.; $13.00; Mar. 22; 0-395-82511-3): A modest lullaby sung by a mother to her child at bedtime, telling of a fisherman returning home after a long sojourn at sea. His boat doesn’t just sail into harbor; it floats through forests and over fields, climbs stony paths, and soars across the night sky. When the sailor comes through the door, it’s clear he’s returning to the family, evoked from the mists by the mother’s singing. Vitale’s artwork on wood characteristically fuses various styles for images of the little family at home and the seafarer on his journey. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1999
ISBN: 0-395-82511-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1999