Boats for Papa

Boats for Papa

Book - 2015
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Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby.
He makes:

big boats
long boats
short boats and
tall boats,

each one more beautiful than the last, and sends them out to sea. If they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much.
In this stunning debut, author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley explores the subtle and deep emotions associated with loss in a heartwarming tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the book is closed.

A Neal Porter Book

Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781626720398
Branch Call Number: j P GROWING BAGLEY J
Characteristics: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations, 22 cm.


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Mar 24, 2018

Lovely and sweet story. Beautifully told and illustrated.

PimaLib_SueJ Jan 18, 2017

A very beautiful story with lovely illustrations. I loved it.

Apr 26, 2016

A story about a Mama Beaver and her son Buckley, who live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. I like the part that says: They didn't have much but they always had each other. Buckley loves to carve boats using driftwood -- big boats, long boats, short boats & tall boats, each one more beautiful than the last. He sends off very best boats on the ocean tide to a place where his father can hopefully reach them. It paints a gentle picture of loss, dealing with grief & moving on. The twist in the story is a tearjerker that I had to stifle my tears while reading it to my kids last. The mama’s tender love really is the best part. The ending adds a bit of a sting. Overall, it’s a lovely picture book!

Mar 12, 2016

This a story of buckley. His a chiold that misses his father and trys to contact him. And this story is entertaining and a bit emotional. But is a good story.


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Apr 26, 2016

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