A young girl and her favorite cousin discover the wonders of a deserted beach as they hunt for buried pirate treasure one magical night under a full moon. Full color.
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Ages 3^-8. Without a trace of the nostalgia that marks so many beach books, Rosenberg evokes the splendid pleasures of an unexpected trip to a familiar beach transformed by moonlight into a new world. A few times each year, a young girl gets a surprise visit from her older cousin, Michael. She puts on her pirate sweatshirt and heads to the seashore with him, where the pair notice the sights, the smells, the sounds, and how "the sky looks like a dark ceiling pierced with holes to let the light shine through." She hunts for pebbles, digs for treasure, and even enjoys an encounter with a harbor seal. At the end, when the girl is safely in her cozy moonlit bed, her blissful expression shows the satisfaction of a fully appreciated experience. In a closing double-page spread presented as if the author were showing the beach to a child, Rosenberg gives tidbits of information--the saltiness of oceans and the distance from Earth to the stars, etc. Lambert's chalk pastel illustrations catch the luminous, velvety quality of water and sky at night. They draw viewers in with detail, and leave the mysterious shadows that are part of the wonder reflected on the girl's face. Susan Dove LempkeFrom School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3?The narrator, an androgynous child, and Michael, an older cousin, venture out on a clear night lit by a full moon to search the beach for driftwood and shells, admire the sparkling stars and rolling breakers, and glimpse the dark shape and gleaming eyes of a harbor seal. This simple nocturnal adventure is told in beautifully pictorial, poetic, yet easily understood language. The enchanting illustrations, mostly page-and-a-half spreads in rich evening shades of blue, purple, and jade, accented by silvery white, are soft and almost cartoonlike in their simplicity of form. Altogether, text and pictures harmonize to present a loving appreciation of nature and beauty. Notes at the end of the book describe and define the types of treasures that readers might find on their own moonbathing trips.?Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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Book Description Harcourt, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110152009450
Book Description Harcourt. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0152009450 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1896139
Book Description Harcourt, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0152009450