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Starlight Sailor (2009): Across the Sea

James Mayhew, Starlight Sailor (Barefoot Books, 2009)

Full disclosure: since I wrote this review, and in part because of our reactions to Starlight Sailor and I Took the Moon for a Walk, my wife and mother-in-law have become Barefoot Books distributors.

Characters from the book surround a central illustration of the main character sailing on the book's cover.

In a beautiful pea-green boat.
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Gentle fantasy book with lovely rhythm and rhyme. The illustrations may take a touch of getting used to, but they’re distinctive and fun, and the story is wonderful for imaginative pre-litters (and aren’t they all imaginative at that age?). This is rapidly becoming one of my favorites at storytime, and the Bean likes it a lot, too. *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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