Mayfly

Overview

School is over! Hurry, pack up all your summer clothes (don’t forget your bathing suit!), load everything into the car, and find a spot in the backseat. Summer is about to begin.

The siblings in Marthe Jocelyn’s new picture book can’t wait to get to the cottage. The smell of pine needles, the first swim off the dock, playing summer games, and greeting their old friend, the rowboat Mayfly, are among the summer fun that young readers will ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $4.50   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.50
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(344)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
0887766765 BRAND NEW. GIFT QUALITY!

Ships from: WELLINGTON, FL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$8.80
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23886)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$9.19
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(1074)

Condition: New
0887766765 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!

Ships from: Springfield, VA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$88.51
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(210)

Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

School is over! Hurry, pack up all your summer clothes (don’t forget your bathing suit!), load everything into the car, and find a spot in the backseat. Summer is about to begin.

The siblings in Marthe Jocelyn’s new picture book can’t wait to get to the cottage. The smell of pine needles, the first swim off the dock, playing summer games, and greeting their old friend, the rowboat Mayfly, are among the summer fun that young readers will identify with.

Delightfully illustrated with Jocelyn’s signature collages, Mayfly captures the incomparable excitement of the beginning of summer vacation and those seemingly endless days that follow, which children (and grown-ups) look forward to all year round.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Jocelyn has become well-known for her collage-style picture books, and this new addition lives up to Jocelyn's past creativity, from the texturing of the towels used at the beach to the dimensionality of trees, buildings and bugs caught in cans with holes punched in the tin tops. Readers could easily just focus on the pictures and be inspired to create their own stories. I found the actual story—one that follows a family from the end of the school year through their summer in the country—and its corresponding text a bit less enticing, simply because Jocelyn relies, for the most part, on short phrases rather than complete sentences to tell her story. While the choppy phrasing may help further the sense of action or movement, I found the text wanting. Additional readings made me realize that the text lacked a rhythm to move with the pictures, and while some readers may not be bothered by this, it was problematic for this reviewer. That said, this book will certainly remind young readers of the joys of the summer. 2004, Tundra Books, Ages 4 to 8.
—Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-The joys of revisiting a special place are delightfully explored in this simple story. It's the end of the school year and a mother, three children, and their dog prepare to leave their apartment in a busy city for the family cottage. "Good-bye to streets and stores and buses. Good-bye to so many windows. Hello to summer." Packing the same things, stopping at the same restaurant for lunch, opening up the cabin, and unpacking the car are all a part of the ritual. The family revels in familiar outdoor activities like swimming, rocking in a hammock, rowing in the Mayfly, picking blueberries, climbing trees, cooking out, etc. As autumn approaches, it's time to "Sit for a last while on the dock. Listen to the crickets, hear the water lapping.- Say good-bye to summer" and then head back home for new shoes and a new school year. Jocelyn uses paper, fabric, fringe, and cord to create interesting multidimensional collages that capture the exuberance of the narrative.-Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library District, IL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887766763
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 3/9/2004
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.24 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Marthe Jocelyn is an award-winning author and illustrator who worked for many years as a toy designer before turning her hand to writing. Her second picture book, Hannah’s Collections, was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award for illustration. She has created four picture books using cloth and paper collages, and has written five novels for older readers, including Mable Riley, which will also release this Spring. Marthe Jocelyn lives in New York City and Stratford, Ontario with her artist husband, Tom Slaughter, and their daughters.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)