Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
The timeless story of a magical maker of pots who lived at the edge of an ancient, sinking island. One day, the potter begins to build a magnificant blue palace of clay that glistens in the sun. The villagers are amazed and become suspicious of the foolish old potter. They conspire to possess the palace and throw the potter back into the sea. But the pots are listening and warn the potter of coming treachery. Recommended reading ages 6-8
About the authors
Jacolyn works at the Regina Open Door Society. She writes poetry and travels. The Potter was inspired by travels to the Greek Island of Santorini. She is always happy to hear a good story.
Stephen McCallum is the illustrator of a number of children’s picture books, including A Dog for a Friend, The Good Companion and The New Land. Stephen is also an award winning Animator and Art Director and has worked with various studios around the world including The National Film Board of Canada, Disney Interactive and Hannah Barbara.
Laura Langston is an award-winning author of eighteen books for children and young adults. A former journalist with the CBC, Laura lives in Victoria with her family.