Bound To Stay Bound

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 Lily leads the way
 Author: Preus, Margi

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 24 x 27 cm

 BTSB No: 731444 ISBN: 9781536214031
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Boats and boating -- Fiction
 Ships -- Fiction
 Bridges -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

When Lily the little sailboat sees a fleet of tall ships headed toward a bridge that was just lowered, she decides to help raise the bridge and lead them through.

 Illustrator: Myers, Matthew

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Booklist - 06/01/2022 Raising your voice, no matter how small it may be, can help and even save those without a voice: that’s the powerful takeaway from this picture book about a plucky little sailboat that saves a flotilla of tall ships. Newbery Honor winner Preus sets the story on the day the tall ships visit a small town. All day long, Lily the sailboat has tried to get under the giant two-level lift bridge that guards the harbor, but she’s bullied and buffeted by a series of big, self-important ships, including a thousand-footer ore boat, a seagoing ship, and a coast guard cutter. Their blaring horns drown out Lily’s beeps. The crisis comes when a parade of tall ships sails toward the lift bridge, with Lily realizing that these old ships are silent and have no way of alerting the lift bridge that they’re all on a collision course with it. Lily uses everything she’s got (tooting her horn, flapping her sails, spinning in circles) to signal the bridge and ultimately saves the tall ships. The illustrations, done in oil paints, are stunning and give comic expressiveness to all the vessels. Exhilarating. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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