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Island Boy Barbara Cooney

Island Boy By Barbara Cooney

Island Boy by Barbara Cooney

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To celebrate its 30th anniversary, a stunning new edition of one of Barbara Cooney's best-loved books.

Island Boy Summary

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.

Island Boy Reviews

Island Boy is certain to be a favorite for family sharing, as well as a must for school and public libraries. Teachers will love it; buy extra copies.-School Library Journal

As encompassing as the portrait of a life depicted in the award-winning Miss Rumphius , Cooney's latest work is an ode to simple acts of daily living.-Publishers Weekly

About Barbara Cooney

Barbara Cooney was an American writer and illustrator of over 100 children's books, published over sixty years. She won two Caldecott Medals, which are awarded to the year's best-illustrated U.S. picture book, and a National Book Award. Her books have been translated into 10 languages.

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Island Boy: 30th Anniversary Edition by Barbara Cooney
Used - Very Good
Penguin Putnam Inc
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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