Though not uncommon for either of these creators, Dave Eggers and Kelly Murphy have managed to design a story so beautiful, thought-provoking and inspiring that Faraway Things will linger in your mind for days. Murphy’s illustrations follow Lucian as he discovers a “faraway thing” on the seashore and then must decide what to do when the owner appears. This new Dave Eggers tale will feel right at home on any bookshelf — or within arm’s reach for anyone looking for a quick daydream.
Lucian's father called them faraway things, those mysterious objects orphaned upon the windswept shore, their stories long lost in the shroud of ocean fog. Lucian's discovery on the beach this particular day, though, is no ordinary faraway thing. It's a cutlass: strong, shiny, and powerful. As its history comes to light, Lucian faces a choice: cling to the sword he loves or accept a gift that shines farther, wider, and deeper than he could have ever dreamed.
Stunningly illustrated with evocative art by Kelly Murphy and written by award-winning and bestselling writer Dave Eggers, here is a profound and resonant tale about the reward of letting go.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
|Product dimensions:||10.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Kelly Murphy has illustrated a number of acclaimed books for children, including the New York Times bestseller and recipient of the E. B. White Read Aloud Award Masterpiece by Elise Broach and Together We Grow by Susan Vaught. Raised in the swamps of southern New England, she occasionally made her way to the nearby ocean, where she found her own faraway things. Kelly currently lives in Providence and teaches at her alma mater, Rhode Island School of Design.