Ocean's Child

By Christine Ford; Trish Holland; David Diaz (Illustrator)
(Golden Books, Hardcover, 9780375847523, 40pp.)

Publication Date: May 12, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding

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A stunning new picture book, illustrated by a Caldecott medalist!

As a mother and child canoe along the Alaskan Beaufort seacoast, they observe a baby walrus held close to its mother’s spotted chest, sea lions snuggling, and the Northern Lights shimmering above. David Diaz’s powerful, lush illustrations bring to life the majesty of the ocean and skies—and the vulnerability of the ocean’s biggest and smallest inhabitants, from the orca to the puffin. The book ends with the human mother and her sleeping child gliding home for the night. “Good night, Mother Ocean, good night.”

About the Author

Christine Ford and Trish Holland both live in Texas. They collaborated on the successful Golden Book The Soldiers’ Night Before Christmas. Christine Ford is also the author of the middle-grade novel Scout and Trish Holland is the author of two Little Golden Books: Lasso the Moon and Come Back, Zack!

David Diaz received the Caldecott Medal for Smoky Night by Eve Bunting at the very beginning of his career illustrating children’s books. He lives in San Diego, California.

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