The Legend of the Golden Snail

By Graeme Base
(Harry N. Abrams, Hardcover, 9780810989658, 48pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

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Description

A young boy’s favorite storybook tells of a Golden Snail that lived long ago in the mythical Spiral Isles. When it journeyed through its magical realm, it took on the shape of a fantastical golden sailing ship. One day the ship was captured by a Great Enchanter and put under his spell. After he became bored with the Snail, the Enchanter banished it to the Ends of the Earth so no one else could ever sail in it. There it remains until a new master comes to claim it. Could a young boy named Wilbur be the next master?

 

Featuring Graeme Base’s visually stunning signature art (packed with details, including a hidden “snail and crossbones” to search for in each picture) and a bonus mini book (bound in, nonremovable), The Legend of the Golden Snail is an adventure unlike any other.

F&P Level: N
F&P Genre: F

Praise for The Legend of the Golden Snail

Starred Review: "Base’s art steers the journey, alternating between action scenes and spectacular seascapes." –Publishers Weekly

"This beautiful book is sure to be a hit with the author’s fans and cultivate new ones." –School Library Journal 

"Base’s big, elaborate illustrations teem with lively details." –Booklist

"The book is chock-full of Base’s bold, vibrant images and features fanciful locations. Lots to mull over for future sea adventurers." –Kirkus Reviews 

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