Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
In 1983, beloved Caldecott-winning illustrator, Chris Van Allsburg, first invited readers to peer over the edge of a cliff to consider the wreck of a small sailboat. Had a churning sea carried the Zephyr up in a storm? Could waves ever have been so impossibly high? And what of the boy who had believed—dared to chase the wind—no matter where it lead?
The winds have shifted once again and you’re invited back to the wreck of the Zephyr, to hear the story of the boy and his obsession to become the world’s greatest sailor, and a storm that carried them to a place where boats sail on the wind, instead of on the water.
Told in spare text and haunting, full-color pastels, Chris Van Allsburg’s spectral sailboats once again take impossbile flight. In illustrations so vivid one can feel the whisper of wind and hear the flutter of canvas, depart this world for another to entertain the marvelous possibility of dreams.
This 30th anniversary gift edition includes a bonus digital audio file to download, read by Chris Van Allsburg, and a stunning new jacket!
About the author
"The full-color pastel drawings are the work of a master: stunning, luminescent, and conveying a sense of the mystical and magical." Publishers Weekly
Other titles by Chris Van Allsburg
The Widow's Broom (25th Anniversary Edition)
Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition
The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie
The Polar Express big book
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales / With an Introduction by Lemony Snicket
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition
Queen of the Falls
Just a Dream
A Space Adventure