Toy Boat by Randall de Seve

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A little boy has a toy boat. He made it out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. The boy and his boat are inseparable, until one day when the wind pushes the toy boat out into the wide lake. Alone now, the little boat must face fierce waves, a grumpy ferry, a sassy schooner, and a growling speed boat. How the little boat misses the boy! But if he is going to survive, he must figure a way to do it on his own.

Loren Long has a timeless and magical touch. As he did with The Little Engine That Could, he creates a world of toys and children that go right to the soul. Toy Boat will sail into young hearts and stay there.

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* "With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary Little Toot has an abundance of child appeal."--Booklist, starred review

"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly


About Randall de Seve

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Randall de Séve is a New York Times bestselling author, and her book The Duchess of Whimsy is on the Bluebonnet and Charlotte Award master lists. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.Paul Schmid ( is the illustrator of a number of children's books and has had two chosen for the Society of Illustrators Art Show: A Pet for Petunia and Hugs From Pearl. He lives with his wife and daughter in Seattle, Washington.
Published September 20, 2007 by Philomel. 40 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Usually the boat feels content, but occasionally the sight of big boats awakens its curiosity about “what it would feel like to sail free.” A sudden change in the weather occasions the toy boat’s premature adventure out of the boy’s protective grasp, described in suspenseful text and acrylics tha...

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Youth Services Book Review

In Randall de Seve’s first picture book, A young boy has a toy boat that he takes with him everywhere.

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