Boats for Papa

Title

Boats for Papa

Authors

Jessixa Bagley

Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781626720398

Pages

40 pages

Genre

animal fantasy

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Buckley and his Mama live in a cozy cabin by the ocean. He loves to carve boats out of the driftwood he finds on the beach nearby. He makes: big boats long boats short boats and tall boats, each one more beautiful than the last, and sends them out to sea. If they don't come back, he knows they've found their way to his papa, whom he misses very much.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

AD610L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family Member Death; Single Parent; single mother; death of a father; grief; family tragedy; loss

Main Character

male beaver child

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2015 Picture Book
Best of the Best Books, 2015 Picture Book
Best Young Adult Book, 2015 Kids & Teens
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2015
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2016 Ages 0-7
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2015
Notable Children's Books, 2016 Younger Readers
Bologna Ragazzi Award, 2017, Nominee, Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Golden Kite Award, 2016, Winner, Picture Book Text
Washington State Book Award, 2016, Winner, Picture Book

Keywords

boats; wood; connection; closure; beach; pirates; waves; message; birthday

Diversity Impact

indirect

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