Author(s): Michelle Cuevas
A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder, as told in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. One day he opens a party invitation--but there's no name attached. As he devotes himself to the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.
Praise for "The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles "* "Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story." "Kirkus," starred review * "Stead's characters exude an endearing vulnerability and quirky charm. . . . A perfect pairing of text and art. Share this quiet story with your wishers and dreamers." "School Library Journal," starred review * "Caldecott Medalist Stead's ethereal spreads give the characters distinctive, captivating personalities. . . . The underlying message about learning to see the worth of every person is a treasure." "Publishers Weekly," starred review"
Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is the author of three children s novels, including the acclaimed "Confessions of an Imaginary Friend." She lives in Berkshire County in Massachusetts. Erin E. Stead is the award-winning illustrator of five picture books, including the Caldecott Medal winner"A Sick Day for Amos McGee "and the"Boston Globe Horn Book"Honor winner "And Then It's Spring." She lives in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, author and illustrator Philip C. Stead."