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Vincent Comes Home

Vincent Comes Home

Jessixa Bagley and Aaron Bagley

Roaring Brook Press



Roaring Brook Press

Roaring Brook Press

On Sale: 02/13/2018

ISBN: 9781250304841

32 Pages, Ages 4-6

Vincent lives on a cargo ship.

His paws have never touched land. He spends his days chasing seagulls and eating fresh fish, and at night he stares at the stars that chart his ship’s course.

The cargo ship makes stops all over the world but it never stops at “home.” What is “home?” Vincent wonders. As the ship makes one final stop, Vincent takes his first steps on land and follows a crew member to his home.

Alone for the first time, Vincent wanders the city until he discovers the most important thing: Home is where the people you love are.

Praise for Vincent Comes Home

" A well-crafted picture book with a simple, heartfelt theme, delivered with a
refreshing lack of sentimentality."—Booklist

"A fine read-aloud to share one-on-one and with a small group."—School Library Journal


Jessixa Bagley and Aaron Bagley

Jessixa Bagley, author and illustrator of Laundry Day, Before I Leave, and Boats For Papa (winner of the 2016 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for best picture book text) and Aaron Bagley (illustrator of Rocking Fatherhood) have been drawing and writing together since they met in art school more than a decade ago. What started off as a courtship of doodling in sketchbooks and belching in lockers soon turned into a marriage of doodling in sketchbooks and belching with their son.

Their artistic partnership is a balanced collaboration of overlapping their individual styles and painting techniques—creating one cohesive language. Vincent Comes Home is their first picture book together. And much like Vincent, they have moved around a lot but their home has always been each other.

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