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Publisher Comments:

Times change.

Cities may grow large.

Summers may come and go.

And people might grow old,

but the one thing that always

remains the same is the desire for

adventure. Barbara Lehman takes readers on a timeless trip to a world of secret messages left in secret boxes hidden in secret places.and#160;

Youand#8217;ll never know what youand#8217;ll find when you look inside!

Review:

"Lee's (The Zoo) wordless two-color picture book will charm even readers who have never seen the postwar classics her work explicitly recalls. In it, a mostly solitary girl, conjured with a few broad charcoal strokes, encounters the ocean, all watery splashes and splatters of blue. Lee's spreads of the beach are drawn and painted in black, white and gray on matte pages; the waves are sloshed on with aqua. Dueling textures — dry charcoal, wet paint strokes — mirror the silent conversation between the girl and the waves. The girl, hanging back at first, grows bolder, taunts an enormous wave, disappears under a burst of salt water, emerges drenched, and discovers the gifts the wave leaves behind. Her stick-straight hair beguiles; her expressions morph from suspicion to resolve to joy. The ocean is alive, too, with its own range of feelings; tranquil ripples, flamenco-like explosions of spray, spatters of foam. The book's oblong shape gives Lee a dramatic expanse of beach to work with, almost like a stage; five seagulls form a Greek chorus, advancing and retreating together with the girl. A book whose rewards multiply with rereading. All ages. (June)Several of the prolific artist's best-loved picture book characters come out for star turns." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"...perfectly captures a child's day at the beach…. A simple, well-crafted story of friendship." School Library Journal

Review:

"Simply spectacular." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"In 40 wordless pages, Lee captures the fascination, awe and ongoing sense of wonder that the ocean inspires in each of us, no matter how old." Shelf Awareness

Synopsis:

Three friends discover a secret box, and a whole new side to their city!

Synopsis:

In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008

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About the Author

Suzy Lee's books have been published and exhibited worldwide. She wrote and illustrated The Black Bird and The Zoo. Born in Seoul, Korea, she currently lives and works in Singapore.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811859240
Author:
Lee, Suzy
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Chroniclestaff
Author:
Chronicle Staff
Author:
Lehman, Barbara
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ocean
Subject:
Beaches
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Stories without words
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20080416
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
8 x 8 in 0.73 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-05

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Product details 40 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811859240 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lee's (The Zoo) wordless two-color picture book will charm even readers who have never seen the postwar classics her work explicitly recalls. In it, a mostly solitary girl, conjured with a few broad charcoal strokes, encounters the ocean, all watery splashes and splatters of blue. Lee's spreads of the beach are drawn and painted in black, white and gray on matte pages; the waves are sloshed on with aqua. Dueling textures — dry charcoal, wet paint strokes — mirror the silent conversation between the girl and the waves. The girl, hanging back at first, grows bolder, taunts an enormous wave, disappears under a burst of salt water, emerges drenched, and discovers the gifts the wave leaves behind. Her stick-straight hair beguiles; her expressions morph from suspicion to resolve to joy. The ocean is alive, too, with its own range of feelings; tranquil ripples, flamenco-like explosions of spray, spatters of foam. The book's oblong shape gives Lee a dramatic expanse of beach to work with, almost like a stage; five seagulls form a Greek chorus, advancing and retreating together with the girl. A book whose rewards multiply with rereading. All ages. (June)Several of the prolific artist's best-loved picture book characters come out for star turns." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "...perfectly captures a child's day at the beach…. A simple, well-crafted story of friendship."
"Review" by , "Simply spectacular."
"Review" by , "In 40 wordless pages, Lee captures the fascination, awe and ongoing sense of wonder that the ocean inspires in each of us, no matter how old."
"Synopsis" by ,

Three friends discover a secret box, and a whole new side to their city!

"Synopsis" by , In this evocative wordless book, internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee tells the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolor, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter.

New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book 2008

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