The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas

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Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story.
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A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder, as told in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead
 
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. One day he opens a party invitation—but there’s no name attached. As he devotes himself to the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.
 

About Michelle Cuevas

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Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She lives in Massachusetts.

Author Residence: Lee, MAErin E. Stead is the award-winning illustrator of five picture books, including the Caldecott Medal winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor And Then It's Spring, and her most recent picture book, the acclaimed Lenny & Lucy. She lives in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, author and illustrator Philip C. Stead. Visit her online at www.erinstead.com.Illustrator Residence: Ann Arbor, MI
 
Published August 23, 2016 by Dial Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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Excellent
on May 18 2016

Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jul 25 2016

Caldecott Medalist Stead’s (A Sick Day for Amos McGee) ethereal spreads give the characters distinctive, captivating personalities...The underlying message about learning to see the worth of every person is a treasure.

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