Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat

Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat

by Philip C. Stead


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When Jonathan loses his best friend, a stuffed bear named Frederick, he sets sail on the Big Blue Boat to find him. Along the way he assembles a ragtag crew, including a mountain goat, a lonely circus elephant, and even a friendly whale. Adventure and intrigue (and pirates!) follow.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596435629
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 640,263
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD530L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Philip C. Stead is the author of the Caldecott Medal winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee, also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2010 and a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2010, illustrated by his wife, Erin E. Stead (A Neal Porter Book, Roaring Brook Press, 2010). Philip, also an artist, both wrote and illustrated his debut Creamed Tuna Fish and Peas on Toast (Roaring Brook Press, 2009), which was applauded by School Library Journal for "its wry humor and illustrations worthy of a Roald Dahl creation." Philip lives with Erin in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Jonathan¿s parents trade his teddy bear for a toaster, so Jonathan must set off on a journey alone on a Big Blue Boat to find Frederick. Along the way, he befriends a mountain goat, a circus elephant, and a whale.A slyly humorous story.¿¿Hello,¿ said Jonathan to a mountain goat. `I¿m looking for a bear named Frederick.¿The goat was startled. He had never met a sea captain before.`I¿ve never met a bear before,¿ said the goat, `but someday I would like to.¿Jonathan looked up. `I could use a first mate,¿ he offered, `but my boat is stuck.¿The goat wagged his chin thoughtfully. He wedged his powerful horns beneath the boat¿s hull. The great shipped teetered like a seesaw and then¿`Anchors aweigh!¿¿