Boats for Papa

Boats for Papa

Book - 2015
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Buckley and his mother cope with the loss of their father/husband by sending small wooden boats, built by Buckley, off into the ocean.
Publisher: New York, New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781626720398
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm


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PimaLib_SueJ Jan 18, 2017

A very beautiful story with lovely illustrations. I loved it.

Apr 26, 2016

A story about a Mama Beaver and her son Buckley, who live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. I like the part that says: They didn't have much but they always had each other. Buckley loves to carve boats using driftwood -- big boats, long boats, short boats & tall boats, each one more beautiful than the last. He sends off very best boats on the ocean tide to a place where his father can hopefully reach them. It paints a gentle picture of loss, dealing with grief & moving on. The twist in the story is a tearjerker that I had to stifle my tears while reading it to my kids last. The mama’s tender love really is the best part. The ending adds a bit of a sting. Overall, it’s a lovely picture book!

Mar 12, 2016

This a story of buckley. His a chiold that misses his father and trys to contact him. And this story is entertaining and a bit emotional. But is a good story.


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Apr 26, 2016

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