When I Wore My Sailor Suit (Hardcover)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374347499, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
When he puts on his sailor suit, sailor hat, and sailor whistle, the boy in this book is ready for a journey. He imagines himself on a ship, sailing across the sea, in search of treasure. A sailor's life is dangerous. But a sailor must be brave no matter what happens.
In this charming story about imagination and adventure, told with Uri Shulevitz's signature playfulness and style, a little boy learns how to be courageous, both on the high seas and at home. The tale is based on a childhood memory from the time when the author/illustrator and his family lived in Warsaw on the eve of World War II.
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Praise For When I Wore My Sailor Suit…
“A revealing autobiographical glimpse and an excellent insight into the power of children’s fantasies.” —Horn Book
“The child-centered solution to the boy’s problem proves, yet again, that this is the work of a wise and wonderful storyteller.” —School Library Journal
“Shulevitz’s lush transformations of reality into imaginary worlds are seamless and often breathtaking.” —Booklist
“In Shulevitz’s sketchy, intimate watercolors, close walls dissolve from patterned wallpaper to exotic locales and back behind the now-intrepid, now-anxious young explorer as indulgent adults occasionally look in.” —Kirkus Reviews