Flotsam

by David Wiesner

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 4, 2006 | Picture Books

Flotsam is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there''s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep.

Each of David Wiesner''s amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9 × 11.25 × 0.13 in

Published: September 4, 2006

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618194576

ISBN - 13: 9780618194575

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two fins up. Flotsam is an older book, with no words, gorgeous illustrations...and a fantastical story. Another book you just have to check out in the store, because it is worth it. I can imagine a child on a windowseat daydreaming her afternoon away with this one.
Date published: 2008-04-10

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Flotsam

by David Wiesner

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 40 pages, 9 × 11.25 × 0.13 in

Published: September 4, 2006

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0618194576

ISBN - 13: 9780618194575

About the Book

In this wordless masterpiece from a two-time Caldecott medalist, a bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Full color.

From the Publisher

A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there''s no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep.

Each of David Wiesner''s amazing picture books has revealed the magical possibilities of some ordinary thing or happening--a frog on a lily pad, a trip to the Empire State Building, a well-known nursery tale. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.

About the Author

David Wiesner''s interest in visual storytelling dates back to high school days when he made silent movies and drew wordless comic books. Born and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Illustration. While a student, he created a painting nine feet long, which he now recognizes as the genesis of Free Fall, his first book of his own authorship, for which he was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1989. David won his first Caldecott Medal in 1992 for Tuesday, and he has gone on to win twice more: in 2002 for The Three Pigs and in 2007 for Flotsam. He is only the second person in the award''s history to win the Caldecott Medal three times. David and his wife, Kim Kahng, and their two children live near Philadelphia, where he devotes full time to illustration and she pursues her career as a surgeon.

Editorial Reviews

"Wiesner offers another exceptional, wordless picture book that finds wild magic in quiet, everyday settings." Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

"New details swim into focus with every rereading of this immensely satisfying excursion." Publishers Weekly, Starred

"A mind-bending journey of imagination." School Library Journal, Starred

"In Wiesner''s much-honored style, the paintings are cinematic, coolly restrained and deliberate...An invitation not to be resisted." Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"Wiesner''s detailed watercolors make the absurd wonderfully believable...and children will surely love ''Flotsam'' from start to finish." New York Times Book Review Notable Book

"The meticulous and rich detail of Wiesner''s watercolors makes the fantasy involving and convincing." Horn Book

"Wiesner continues to show children that things aren''t always what they seem. Would the Caldecott committee consider a three-peat?" Bookpage

"Wiesner returns with his traditional wordless-narrative format for another fantastical outing." Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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