Sea-thing ChildBook - 1972
On a black and stormy night, the sea-thing child is flung up on the beach, a little draggled heap of scales and feathers. Although he's made for diving, deep and flying high, the sea-thing child's courage is not yet full-grown and he's afraid of the wild waves and the stormy skies. On the beach he meets a fiddler crab, and the two of them, both lacking confidence, help each other to avoid facing their fears. But the sea-thing child is growing, and after talking to a far-and-deep-swimming eel and a wandering albatross, he becomes restless in the night -- until he finds his star, his courage, and his ocean self. Illustrated with striking beauty by award-winning artist Patrick Benson, Russell Hoban's poignant story about a young creature's journey toward independence speaks eloquently to adults and children alike.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick, 1972, 99
Edition: Second U.S. edition
Branch Call Number: EASY FIC Hob
Characteristics: np : illus