Ocean Meets Sky

Ocean Meets Sky

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"A little boy builds a ship to honor his late grandfather and sets sail for the magical place where ocean meets sky from his grandfather's stories"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781481470377
Branch Call Number: E FAN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Fan, Eric - Illustrator


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Finn builds a ship to sail to a magical place. The same place his grandfather told him about when he was still alive.

ArapahoeLaura Jun 26, 2018

Beautiful illustrations about an adventure!

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Mar 20, 2019

A beautiful story with exquisite illustrations, that also can be helpful for talking about loss with young children in a way that isn’t scary or specific to a particular religious tradition.

Feb 06, 2019

Beautifully illustrated touching story

Feb 01, 2019

Beautiful, amazing illustrations and a wonderfully touching story.

JCLEmilyD Nov 08, 2018

Beautiful illustrations.

Jul 04, 2018

When a child dreams and uses their imagination, they can be anything and go anywhere. This young boy named Finn has recently lost his grandfather. His grandfather taught him about the sea and they both loved it. He would tell him stories about how the ocean meets the sky. To honor his grandfather Finn built a boat. He was tired and rested for a moment. It was then that his boat took him on a journey. He met a large golden fish, visited the Library Islands and explored an island that was home to giant sea shells. Do you think this was the place his grandfather spoke of?

The Fan Brothers have been creating for a while. This story will take children on a magical journey. The illustrations are soft and beautifully artful. Children will be engaged with this story that is perfect for a bedtime story. Easy to read sentences make this a great read for any beginner. Parents and teachers will love sharing this story and discuss with readers what they could imagine when the ocean meets the sky.

ArapahoeLaura Jun 26, 2018

Beautiful illustrations about an adventure!

forbesrachel May 29, 2018

In remembrance of the grandfather he loved, Finn builds a boat to find where ocean meets sky, a place which his grandfather described in stories. When he encounters a large catfish, the young boy asks for directions. The answer is vague enough to hook us. From there on out, the boy and fish travel across a magical ocean, seeing sights like dancing jellyfish, which are illustrated on lavishly painted double spreads. Then, up into the sky they float, with other boats and creatures, until they reach the moon where the fish's identity is revealed. Ocean Meets Sky gently walks a child through loss. Finn misses his grandfather, but because he carries his memories within him, he is able to go on one last fantastical journey with him. Terry Fan's precisely chosen words, most of which describe the journey, allow readers to naturally infer a lot more about the boy's feelings than they actually say. This is a journey of healing, so there is a lot going on in Finn's head. He also knows when words aren't needed. Eric Fan beautifully frames each moment, and the silence at one point just lets us soak in the wondrous sight. A mixture of sepia and blue overtones help this book keep its balance between grief and wonder. Whether they've experienced the loss of a loved one or not, Ocean Meets Sky is one picture book that should be read to children. Their imaginations will be enamored by it.


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