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Island Boy: 30th Anniversary Edition

Barbara Cooney

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Hardback (BB)
01 Mar 2019
44 pages - 262 x 211 x 10mm


In simple prose and exquisite illustrations, two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney celebrates a simple, all but forgotten way of life. Matthais Tibbetts grows up on the outermost island of a great bay in Maine. Although he sails the world as a young man, he knows he will return to the island to farm and fish and raise a family. Through the changing times, Matthais teaches new generations the island ways. “A good man. A good life,” his neighbours and friends say. For this 30th anniversary edition, Cooney’s luminous art has been reoriginated, restoring the glowing colour that is her hallmark. A foreword by her son, Barnaby Porter, describes Cooney’s lifelong love of the Maine coast.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, a stunning new edition of one of Barbara Cooney’s best-loved books.
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