The Wreck of the Zephyr

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By Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
The Wreck of the Zephyr
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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, fullcolor 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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1320 words1,320 words
32 pages32 pages
Lexile 590LLexile 590L
Published 1983Published 1983

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Book ISBN:

0395330750

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