Ocean Meets Sky by Terry FanOcean Meets Sky by Terry Fan

Ocean Meets Sky

byTerry Fan, Eric FanIllustratorTerry Fan

Picture Books | May 15, 2018

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“Young readers will be captivated.” —The Washington Post

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It’s a good day for sailing.

Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.

Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!

And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he’ll find something he didn’t know he was looking for.
Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. The Night Gardener is his first book. Born in Il...
Title:Ocean Meets SkyFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:48 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 2018Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:148147037X

ISBN - 13:9781481470377


Rated 5 out of 5 by from A young boy celebrates his imagination and his relationship with his Grandfather The absolutely gorgeous drawings in this picture book will have young readers wanting to explore this magical place. It is the story of Finn remembering his Grandfather who always promised to take him on a journey. On his imaginary journey Finn discovers fantastical places and creatures and he remembers fondly his time with his Grandfather.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story of Remembrance STORYTIME WITH STEPHANIE Beautiful and Engaging Story of Remembrance Jul 9 Beautiful and Engaging Story of Remembrance Recently I was put to the task of creating a library of picture book resources for the preschool where I work around the topic of death. It has come up quite a bit and we wanted to have some books handy and at the ready for parents to share with their children to help them understand what is happening. The first book I picked up was Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers. Not only are they local authors but their work is so beautiful and engaging it is the perfect choice to share with children. Finn lives by the sea and remembers stories he was told by his grandfather about a special place, a place where ocean meets sky. It would have been grandpa’s 90th birthday so Finn decides it is a good day for a sail. Winding through magical places, Finn eventually finds the place of his grandfather’s stories. The art in this book is absolutely stunning. It is so visually appealing and there is much to discover on each page you will want to read it again and again to find all the little things you missed. The photo here do not even come close to doing this book justice. You will be spellbound as soon as you open it up. From the gorgeous jacket, to the cover design and all the details in between, you will want to come back to this book often. As well, it’s a lovely story about remembrance and celebrating those who we have lost. We remember all the things that are special about our loved ones and the ways in which we keep them in our hearts every day. Not only are books by The Fan Brothers stunning, they make fantastic read alouds, the words just flow off the pages and are easy to share. You will want to buy two copies of Ocean Meets Sky, one to keep and read and the other to frame. We love supporting our local authors and really look forward to all of their beautiful work!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful I think that kids will enjoy this book. There aren't a lot of words, but the author makes them count! The illustrations are really magical and well done as well. There's a lot to explore. Ocean Meets Sky is a peaceful, dreamy tale. It's a great bedtime story. It's also a good way to begin talking about the loss of a loved one with kids.
Date published: 2018-06-15

Editorial Reviews

"The book's lovely, muted illustrations depict a world of melancholy magic."
The New York Times