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Ocean Meets Sky

Ocean Meets Sky

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There is no real action, and the sense of loss is perfectly muted (my 4-year old hasn't notably picked up on the implication of death). Lincoln Children’s Books) On his grandfather’s ninetieth birthday, Finn awakens to the sea, and memories of his grandfather.

I have been fortunate enough to follow at least a part of Terry and Eric Fan's ( the author/illustrators of Ocean Meets Sky) Journey on social media. 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 aboutEthe spot where the ocean meets the sky.It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything. In what is ultimately revealed to be a dream, Finn builds a boat and undertakes a solo nautical journey, assisted by a talking fish guide, in the hopes of reuniting with his grandfather in the paradise where "ocean meets sky"; along the way, he encounters some visually lovely mythic islands populated by book-reading birds and giant shells. Unlike Ida and the Whale, another picture book about a magical journey that I just read, the goal is more clearly spelled out. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Picked up this Beautiful Gem at my local library last week for my daughter and just realized its up for a Goodreads Choice Award!

As someone who grew up in a time when Asians were very rarely represented in English-language picture books (other than as oddities), and even more rarely represented in English-language picture books created by authors of Asian heritage, I absolutely loved this unobtrusive integration of Asian characters and Asian cultural elements into the book. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture, and f ilm. While it is never explicitly stated that Finn's grandfather has passed, and never says that Finn misses him, my son understood.

I don't like seeing stuff like that in children's books, since many kids absorb a lot of grammar lessons simply by reading. 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. Here they follow the story of Finn, a young boy who is missing his (presumably deceased) grandfather. The background color of the dustcover mirrors the sky with its light blue color, twinkling stars, and clouds floating by. Finn misses his Grandfather after he has passed away and longs to travel to the fantastical worlds that his Grandpa would tell him about in his stories.



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