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ISBN13: 9780385387880
ISBN10: 0385387881
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Ten-year-old Oliver Crisp encounters a shy Rambling Isle, a myopic mermaid, and a talking albatross in search of his parents in this gorgeously illustrated adventure. Will Oliver rescue Mr. and Mrs. Crisp? Or will he be engulfed by the Sarcastic Sea? A hilarious read-aloud for the whole family!
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Publisher Comments:

A lively step up from early chapter books, this seafaring romp is packed with hilarious art, lovable misfits, meddlesome monkeys, and tons of kid appeal.

When Oliver’s explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on a rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends: a grumpy albatross, a nearsighted mermaid... even a living island! But the high seas are even more exciting, unusual, and full of mischief than Oliver could have imagined. Can he and his crew spar with sarcastic seaweed, outrun an army of sea monkeys, win a fabulous maritime fashion contest, and defeat a wicked sea captain in time to save Mom and Dad?

Review:

"[A] sly and dashing tale....Readers' ribs aren't the only ones that get a vigorous tickle" Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed &mdash this is my kind of book!" Chris Riddell, award-winning illustrator and co-creator of the Edge Chronicles

About the Author

Philip Reeve is the acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines/Predator Cities series, the Fever Crumb series, and Here Lies Arthur (2008 Carnegie Medal Winner). He was born and raised in the seaside town of Brighton, and has been writing down adventures since he was five years old. (www.philip-reeve.com)

Sarah McIntyre has written and illustrated several picture books and comics for children. Her delightfully over-the-top drawings and mischievious monkey illustrations brought Philip and Sarah together for this series. (www.jabberworks.co.uk)

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Ryan DeJonghe, June 27, 2014 (view all comments by Ryan DeJonghe)
This is the best children’s book I’ve read since Neil Gaiman’s FORTUNATELY, THE MILK. Actually, I’d put it right up there with that one for imagination and sheer fun. I don’t know if Philip Reeve’s books are all written this well (it looks like the other books are tailored for a little older crowed), but I’ll definitely check them out.


First up, what is a seawig? Well, of course, it is a wig made of seaweed and other items from the sea. Of course. And, the moving rock island needs help from his friends if he wants to win the seawig contest. Between the submarine, monkeys, mermaid, and albatross, it all gets mixed up. Oh, and the missing parents. That too.


The writing is great, but I’m sure happy to see the pictures, too. Sarah McIntyre did a bang-up job of providing the flavor of the writing in drawing form. Look closely and you’ll see little hidden charms in each of the drawings. Besides getting more of Reeve’s books, I’ll be looking for McIntyre’s illustrations as well, probably starting with THERE’S A SHARK IN THE BATH.


There’s not much I can add to this besides a “thank you” to Random House for providing me an electronic review copy of this book. This is something kids will enjoy, but plenty of us grown-ups, too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385387880
Author:
Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
McIntyre, Sarah
Author:
Reeve, Philip
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.3 x 0.69 in 0.7375 lb
Age Level:
from 7 up to 10

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Product details 208 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780385387880 Reviews:
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Ten-year-old Oliver Crisp encounters a shy Rambling Isle, a myopic mermaid, and a talking albatross in search of his parents in this gorgeously illustrated adventure. Will Oliver rescue Mr. and Mrs. Crisp? Or will he be engulfed by the Sarcastic Sea? A hilarious read-aloud for the whole family!

"Review" by , "[A] sly and dashing tale....Readers' ribs aren't the only ones that get a vigorous tickle"
"Review" by , "A delightfully told, beautiful tale of nautical hairdressing, saltwater primates and sarcastic seaweed &mdash this is my kind of book!"
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