The Long Island

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This is an intriguing adventure mystery that will capture the imaginations of youngsters from ages four to seven years. Just read the words about wondering what is on the other side of a mysterious island. Give them some boats to paddle out in the murky waters to reach the hidden far side. But challenged by rocky, treacherous inlets, these voyagers must find other means to gain entrance. Using whatever tools and resources at their disposal, these explorers cut down trees, hollow out logs for slides, use vines for ropes, build ladders and make a slide bridge to reach the unknown territory. And then there are problems that only a child’s imagination can solve. Crayon-textured drawings illustrate this unusual, weird, mystifying, chilling, and strangely engrossing tale. The opaque colored renderings are sketches resembling those that would be made by a kindergartner and which can be translated in various ways by the children themselves. Written and illustrated by a grammar-school art instructor, the author must possess insight into the minds of his school children. This is a story whose pictures and words will be translated by the imagination and vision of the young reader.

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Author Drew Beckmeyer
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 64 pages
Publisher Chronicle Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-03
ISBN 9781452154855
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Issue June 2018
Category Children's
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