Toy Boat

Toy Boat Cover

Toy Boat

By Randall de Seve; Loren Long (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399243745, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 20, 2007

A little boy has a toy boat. He made it out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. The boy and his boat are inseparable, until one day when the wind pushes the toy boat out into the wide lake. Alone now, the little boat must face fierce waves, a grumpy ferry, a sassy schooner, and a growling speed boat. How the little boat misses the boy But if he is going to survive, he must figure a way to do it on his own.

Loren Long has a timeless and magical touch. As he did with "The Little Engine That Could, " he creates a world of toys and children that go right to the soul. "Toy Boat" will sail into young hearts and stay there.
Praise for TOY BOAT
* "With plenty of buoyant charm and imaginative artwork, this contemporary"Little Toot"has an abundance of child appeal."--"Booklist," starred review
"A resonant tale with wide appeal."--Publishers Weekly

About the Author
Randall de SEve made her debut as an author with the "New York Times" bestseller "Toy Boat", illustrated by Loren Long. She is also the author of "The Duchess of Whimsy", illustrated by her husband, Peter de SEve. Randall lives with him and their two daughters in Brooklyn, New York.

Loren Long illustrated President Barack Obama s "Of Thee I Sing"; the newest version of "The Little Engine that Could"; Madonna s second picture book, "Mr. Peabody s Apples"; "Nightsong" by Ari Berk; and" "the Barnstormers series. He also illustrated Frank McCourt s "Angela and the Baby Jesus" and is part of the Design Garage for Jon Scieszka s Trucktown series. Loren s work has appeared in "Time", "Sports Illustrated", "Forbes", "The Wall Street Journal, " and "The Atlantic". He lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, Ohio. Visit him at