From the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, ONE COOL FRIEND!
As they wait for the arrival of a new baby, Maita tells her great-grandniece the story of her remarkable childhood. Living sheltered on a lighthouse island with only her parents for company, Maita always longed for a sibling-longed not to be the only child the ragged island knew. And then one icy night, howling winds blew wave after wave against the shore, and from that fearsome storm came a sea chest-a gift that would change Maita's life forever.
From a beguiling Maine legend, newcomer Toni Buzzeo has fashioned this exquisitely lyrical, intimate tale, illustrated in vibrant oil paintings by Mary GrandPre. Together they have created a book of classic beauty and resonance.
About the Author
Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten, The Sea Chest, and the Caldecott Honor winner One Cool Friend. She and her husband, Ken, divide their time between Sarasota, Florida and Buxton, Maine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A stunning book of rich illustrations, quiet beauty, and intense love. Toni Buzzeo tells the story of a small girl who lived alone with her parents on an island off the shore of Maine where the lighthouse helped to protect ships at sea. A violent storm washes ashore a seachest with a special treasure inside. This gorgeous book is spellbinding for the 4-8 age group, and inspiring for adults. The illustrations are absolutely spectacular. If you are looking for a special gift for a special child, this is it.
Summary:this book takes place in Maine. After a sea storm, a girl finds a chest. Inside she finds a little abandoned baby. The family adopts the baby and the rest of the story is about their lighthouse life by the sea.Personal Reaction:i liked this story it was very touching and cute.Classroom Extention:1. Class can write about a time they found something that they got to keep
this is one of the greatest books eva writen and i should know, i am a very close friend of the authur (it's me Toni, Liane!!) and guess what?! the illustrator is the same person who illustrates Harry Potter!! Isn't that great? Or maybe just amazing?