Library Intern Book Reviews

Publisher

Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers

City

New York City

Date of Publication

2018

ISBN

9781481470377

Date of Review

2019

Disciplines

Early Childhood Education | Illustration | Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Finn lives by the ocean. He and his grandfather had planned to sail to the place where the sky and ocean meet, but grandfather is not around for his ninetieth birthday. Finn decides to go alone on the journey by himself to honor his grandfather. After building the boat, Finn takes a nap and finds himself on the ocean talking to a great golden fish. The fish agrees to take him to the place where the sky and ocean meet. After seeing lots of new places and animals, Finn and the fish arrive, and the fish swims into the moon. Finn doesn’t get to say goodby before his mother calls him home for dinner — his grandfather’s dumplings. A beautiful story for all children, but it is definitely a good book for children who have lost a grandparent. The book models how to grieve for a grandparent without getting too heavy. The illustrations are exquisite. Highly Recommended. Nicole J Spencer, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville, Ohio.

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