Ocean Meets Sky (Hardcover)
In this exquisite picture book, there need be only a few words - boy, boat, journey equals ........magic! In the hands of master storytellers, the brothers Fan have simply created a masterpiece where we will be transported to the mesmerizing magical wonders in this book. A true stunner! - Maureen— From Staff Picks by Maureen
Summer 2018 Kids Indie Next List
“The Fan brothers have created a magical dream world that readers will want to return to over and over again. Each illustration begs the reader to pore over its details and imagine the possibilities such a world could hold. Finn’s journey to honor his grandfather is one of the best picture book journeys I’ve ever been on.
— Erin Barker Yourstone, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
“Young readers will be captivated.” —The Washington Post
From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.
It’s a good day for sailing.
Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.
Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!
And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he’ll find something he didn’t know he was looking for.
*** "A stunning, dreamlike voyage into the heart of a child."
- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*** "Mystical, magical, magnetic."
- School Library Journal, starred review
- Booklist, starred review
*** "Meticulous draftsmanship by the Fan brothers (The Night Gardener) gives the spreads genuine majesty...the artists imagine not a general, one-size-fits-all afterlife, but one that Finn and his grandfather share—and one that readers will feel privileged to share with them."
- Publisher's Weekly, starred review
"[A] lovely book about grief and imagination...filled with sumptuous illustrations."
- The Wall Street Journal
"Young readers will be captivated."
- The Washington Post
"The book's lovely, muted illustrations depict a world of melancholy magic."
- The New York Times
With North Korea so prevalent in the news, this superb 13th outing of 8th Army investigators Sueno and Bascom from former soldier-turned-author Martin Limon, clearly shows the fragile nature of the DMZ in the 1970s, with its immense pressure for peace coupled with volatile situations so palpable and real, you could feel the tension in the air. At first, an investigation into a murdered South Korean soldier’s death turns into a mystery surrounding an American officer’s missing wife. Readers will surely appreciate Limon’s penchant for using all those military acronyms and blessedly (!) with occasional complete nomenclature for the non-military mystery buffs. This outing can be a standalone, but will inspire fans of this investigating pair to read all the others in the series. So topical and relevant, Limon nailed this mission! - Maureen