Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Boats for Papa

Author: Jessixa Bagley

Boats for Papa

Boats for Papa

$17.99

About This Book

Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats, each one more beautiful than the last, out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby. He sends them out to see and if they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much.
Page Count
40
On Sale
06/30/2015

Book Details

Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby.
He makes:

big boats
long boats
short boats and
tall boats,

each one more beautiful than the last, and sends them out to sea. If they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much.
In this stunning debut, author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley explores the subtle and deep emotions associated with loss in a heartwarming tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the book is closed.

A Neal Porter Book

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781626720398

In The News

“Heartbreaking and hopeful, innocent and wise, a gentle story about healing and finding connection-both in the past and present.” —Kirkus, starred review

“The pacing is exquisite as Buckley absorbs and reacts to this information, recognizing and expressing love in return. These two will persevere in the tender journey of life. Reassuring, consoling, and lovely.” —Booklist, starred review

“The only thing better than this title for anyone who has experienced loss is the redemptive nature of time.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“A deeply empathic story with an accomplished sense of place. In beautiful tones of blue and brown, she immerses readers in the coastal world where Buckley and his mother are trying to make sense of their lives.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

About the Creators

Boats for Papa

Boats for Papa

$17.99