South

by Daniel Duncan

A lone sailor traveling the seas welcomes the company of a seagull with a broken... read more

A lone sailor traveling the seas welcomes the company of a seagull with a broken wing who lands on the deck of his boat. As the sailor nurses the bird back to good health, the two form a strong bond, but the pull of the south is strong and the sailor knows the bird needs to migrate. He helps the bird out by pointing his boat toward warmer climes, realizing that it’s time to say good-bye. As he places a framed feather on his wall after the bird’s departure, we see many mementos suggesting that the sailor has a wide circle of friends and family that no doubt await his return home. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are filled with fascinating details of the boat’s interior and the sailor’s rich life. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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