The Wreck of the Zephyr (英語) ペーパーバック – 2013/3/7
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At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? “Waves carried it up in a storm,” says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever go that high?
There is another story – the story of a boy and his desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water.
"The full-colour pastel drawings are the work of a master: stunning, luminescent, and conveying a sense of the mystical and magical." (Publishers Weekly)
"This delightful picture book is a real gem. Its haunting pastel illustrations glow, and its ambiguous and finely written story encourages readers to wonder" (Marilyn Brocklehurst Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller)
"Beautifully descriptive prose . . . The sophisticated storyline makes this a tale for thoughtful and reflective older readers" (Carousel)
Without any spoilers, the book is about a boy who believes himself to be the greatest sailor. After a storm, he finds himself in an unknown shoreline. He looks out and finds that people sail boats in the air instead of the water! He tries to do the same, and we see what happens to him and his boat.