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The Wreck of the Zephyr

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Title The Wreck of the Zephyr
ISBN 9780395330753
Author Allsburg, Chris Van
Subject Children
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publisher Year 1983
Condition Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Description Owner inscription to front free-endpaper. Light edgewear to dust jacke, now contained within mylar cover. ; 0.4 x 11.6 x 8.8 Inches; At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? "Waves carried it up in a storm," says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings. His sailboats sail the night sky with the stars in pictures so vivid that the reader can almost hear the wind in the sails. Here is a work of unusual artistry that will enchant readers of all ages for many years to come.

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