Hope at Sea: An Adventure Story (Hardcover)
Hope doesn’t only want to listen to her father’s stories about his voyages at sea, she wants to be part of those stories.
And so, unbeknownst to her parents, she stows away on her father's 19th-century merchant vessel. But look... The wind has picked up and the sky is darkening...
Could there be such a thing as an adventure that is too exciting?
Join high-spirited Hope on a trip of a lifetime in this exquisitely illustrated picture book that also captures the love between a father and child.
About the Author
Daniel Miyares is the critically acclaimed author-illustrator of NIGHT OUT, which was called a "pleasure" by Publishers Weekly in a starred review, and FLOAT, which the Boston Globe called a "perfect wordless picture book." He is also the illustrator of NIGHT WALK TO THE SEA, written by Deborah Wiles, described as "majestic" by Bulletin Center for Children's Books, and THAT IS MY DREAM! a picture book version of Langston Hughes' "Dream Variation," hailed as "a must-read" by Kirkus in a starred review. He lives in Kansas with his family. Visit him on the Web at danielmiyares.com or follow him on Twitter at @danielmiyares or on Instagram at @danielmiyaresdoodles.
Praise for That is My Dream!:
"A must-read illustrated poem that breathes new life into Hughes' 'Dream Variation.'" —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"With luminous washes of watercolor and the lyrical language of Hughes’s 1924 poem as his text, Miyares (That Neighbor Kid) presents a resonant vision of an African-American boy who imagines a more just world." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Searcher by Tana French is one of the three best adult books I've read this year, and I think, the best she's written. Like her other psychological thrillers, this book shows her deep understandign of people and fine quality of her writing. But it also includes more humor than her other books, and unforgettable characters. Cal Hooper is a Chicago cop who takes early retirement and moves to a small village in Ireland to heal from the stresses of his job and his divore. But he gradually becomes involved in a mystery there through helping a local kid who seems to need a steadying adult influence. I read this book as slowly as possible because I didn't want it to end! And it's one of those books that stays with you for days afterwards - an atmospheric trip to Ireland.
Adult Mystery - reviewed by Nikki