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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas
Hardcover $17.99
Aug 23, 2016 | ISBN 9780803738683

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  • Aug 23, 2016 | ISBN 9780803738683 | 4-8 years

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Praise for The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Top 10 Children’s Books of 2016
People Magazine Best Children’s Books of 2016
School Library Journal Best Books of 2016
Boston Globe Best Books of 2016

“Cuevas’s prose is laden with gems . . . gorgeous sentences as precious as the messages themselves. Beauty shines through a fog of sadness . . . Colors—the tawny body of a cat, the red of the man’s Cousteau-esque knit cap—bloom with Stead’s whispery pencil drawings.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Erin Stead’s illustrations are as softly scuffed as sea glass and so suffused with wistfulness that readers ages 4-8 may feel pensive before they’ve embarked on the story.
Michelle Cuevas has reworked a historical curiosity—an official job, in Elizabethan England, of opening bottles that might contain naval secrets—into a contemporary tale of longing and consolation.”—The Wall Street Journal

* “Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story.”—Kirkus, starred review

* “Stead’s characters exude an endearing vulnerability and quirky charm. . . . A perfect pairing of text and art. Share this quiet story with your wishers and dreamers.”—School Library Journal, starred review 

* “Caldecott Medalist Stead’s ethereal spreads give the characters distinctive, captivating personalities. . . . The underlying message about learning to see the worth of every person is a treasure.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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