Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399243745, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 20, 2007
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
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 LorenLong.com.