Bound To Stay Bound

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 In a village by the sea
 Author: Van, Muon

 Publisher:  Creston Books (2015)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 902155 ISBN: 9781939547156
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Homesickness -- Fiction
 Families -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Moving from the wide world to the snugness of home and back out again, Village by the Sea tells the story of longing for the comforts of home.

 Illustrator: Chu, April

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 171967

   School Library Journal (00/08/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2015 PreS-Gr 2—This is a magical story set in Vietnam, with moody and emotive illustrations. With a classical storytelling structure and lyrical text, the narrative describes a fisherman at sea thinking of his home, as the images draw viewers in closer and closer, first to the house, then to the kitchen, and onward until finally they focus on a tiny brown cricket in a tiny hole painting a tiny picture of the very same fisherman at sea dreaming of home while waiting out a scary storm. The illustrations are lovely, with an amazing use of perspective, changing the viewpoint on every page and conveying the simple tale of a fisherman longing for the warm home, wife, baby, and dog that are waiting for him. The text pairs beautifully with the detail of the images, which offer plenty to pore over. VERDICT A delightful and quiet read that effectively evokes the book's setting.—Sharon McKellar, Oakland Public Library, CA - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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