Island Boy: 30th Anniversary Edition by Barbara Cooney
In simple prose and exquisite illustrations, two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney celebrates a simple, all but forgotten way of life. Matthais Tibbetts grows up on the outermost island of a great bay in Maine. Although he sails the world as a young man, he knows he will return to the island to farm and fish and raise a family. Through the changing times, Matthais teaches new generations the island ways. A good man. A good life, his neighbours and friends say. For this 30th anniversary edition, Cooney's luminous art has been reoriginated, restoring the glowing colour that is her hallmark. A foreword by her son, Barnaby Porter, describes Cooney's lifelong love of the Maine coast.