The Sea Chest
Publication Date: August 2002
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From the author of the 2013 Caldecott Honor Book, ONE COOL FRIEND!
As they wait for the arrival of a new baby, Maita tells her great-grandniece the story of her remarkable childhood. Living sheltered on a lighthouse island with only her parents for company, Maita always longed for a sibling-longed not to be the only child the ragged island knew. And then one icy night, howling winds blew wave after wave against the shore, and from that fearsome storm came a sea chest-a gift that would change Maita's life forever.
From a beguiling Maine legend, newcomer Toni Buzzeo has fashioned this exquisitely lyrical, intimate tale, illustrated in vibrant oil paintings by Mary GrandPre. Together they have created a book of classic beauty and resonance.
Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard has written numerous beloved books for children and adults, including poetry, picture books, and novels. She teaches writing and literature at Vassar College.
Mary GrandPre is the acclaimed illustrator of many children's books, including Plum, by Tony Mitton; The Thread of Life, by Domenico Vittorini; and the bestselling Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling.
Margaret Spengler is the illustrator of Animal Strike at the Zoo. it's true! by Karma Wilson, Dawdle Duckling and Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo, and Storm is Coming! by Heather Tekavec. Margaret and her husband, Ken, live with their son, Matthew, in Sacramento, California.