In simple prose and exquisite illustrations, two-time Caldecott winner Barbara Cooney celebrates a simple, all but forgotten way of life.
Matthais Tibbetts grows up on the outermost island of a great bay in Maine.
Although he sails the world as a young man, he knows he will return to the island to farm and fish and raise a family.
Through the changing times, Matthais teaches new generations the island ways. "A good man. A good life," his neighbours and friends say. For this 30th anniversary edition, Cooney's luminous art has been reoriginated, restoring the glowing colour that is her hallmark.
A foreword by her son, Barnaby Porter, describes Cooney's lifelong love of the Maine coast.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 44 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
- Publication Date: 15/09/2018
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780451480927