Down to the Sea in Ships
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M. Heiss said Wow! Philemon Sturges. I think this is the same author who wrote my train-obsessive toddler's favorite book "Trains, Trains, Trains, I love trains! I like trains that hoot and roar as they rumble by my door. First come engines big and strong, pulling lots of cars along." How odd is it that I have to have my mother's phone number on speed dial, but I have the Trains book completely memorized from YEARS ago?That's the way it goes.For some reason, picking this book up and looking at the cover, I expected a book of poetry a
A school and public library must-have.–Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MACopyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Examples of assonance, consonance, iambic pentameter, and rich imagery fill each page. All rights reserved. The organization is masterful: the first selection invites readers to "Put a thing in a pail filled with water,/… If lighter, the thing will bob and float/And so you have the beginning of a boat." The poetic language, whether about a birch can
With wonder and humor, Sturges and Laroche celebrate the beauty of theamazing vessels that have sailed through time, down to the sea, including a canoe, Viking drakar, whaling boat, steamboats, schooners, cruise ship, sailboats and more. Written like sea chanties perfect for reading aloud with breathtaking, intricately-cut paper illustrations, these pieces capture all the adventure of sea travel.
Philemon Sturges, an architect, is the author of Sacred Places, illustrated by Giles Laroche. He lives in Princeton, Massachusetts.