Flotsam by David WiesnerFlotsam by David Wiesner


byDavid Wiesner

Picture Books | September 4, 2006

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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.
David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times-for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam -the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles . He lives near Philadelphia with his family.
Title:FlotsamFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 9 × 11.25 × 0.43 inShipping dimensions:9 × 11.25 × 0.43 inPublished:September 4, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0618194576

ISBN - 13:9780618194575

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book I love this book. Weisner is one of my favourite authors. His illustrations are incredible! Everyone needs to read him!
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Cool! I still enjoy this book, even though I'm grown. A great story. The illustrations have so much depth! He makes me want to try taking a picture like that!
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book A beautifully illustrated children’s book. The story is told with no words and the underwater worlds are just mesmerizing. Definitely happy to add this to my art book collection!
Date published: 2017-10-25
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

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 "