My Father is in the Navy

McKinley, Robin, Illustrated by Gourbault, Martine

Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Greenwillow Books, 1992, 1992
ISBN 10: 0688106404 / ISBN 13: 9780688106409
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Hard Cover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Ed. so stated, 1st Printing, numbered row 10-1, HB/DJ, brand new, pictorial cover, illustrated, library edition, unpaginated. This is NOT a library book. DJ has mylar protective cover. Author is Newbery Award winner and this is her 1st picture book. A young girl doesn't remember her father, a ship's captain who has been at sea. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Reassures children of their parents' love for them with a story of a little girl's coping with her father's absence and his homecoming.

From Publishers Weekly: A child's inner fears are sensitively portrayed in this subtle picture book. When Sara hears that her father is coming home from the Navy, she is scarcely excited--for she does not remember him. Her indifference to his imminent arrival belies a hidden anxiety over the prospect of seeing him again, and perhaps guilt at having forgotten him. While her mother is full of gaiety as Daddy's ship pulls in, Sara is dour: "I didn't say hello to anyone. I didn't see anybody I knew." But when the moment of truth arrives, Sara looks up into a kindly face and remembrance returns in an affecting rush. Brief yet poignant, the narrative achieves a surprising psychological depth. The sunniness of Gourbault's smudged pastels reflects Sara's mother's happiness, while their softness conveys the girl's doubts. Though Sara initially resembles a boy, this is a minor cavil: the beautifully matched gentleness of both text and art make this tender tale resound with the ring of truth. Ages 4-up.
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Title: My Father is in the Navy
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Greenwillow Books, 1992
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Gourbault, Martine
Book Condition: New
Edition: First Edition

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Book Description Greenwillow, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Martine Gourbault (illustrator). First Edition. First printing. States "library edition" on publisher's sticker affixed to the dust jacket. Not, however, ex-library. The dust jacket has a touch of wear at the spine tail. Otherwise fine. Bookseller Inventory # 005027

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