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Captain Starfish (Hardcover)

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By Davina Bell, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
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A story about one child's struggle with anxiety... relatable, even as an adult! A must-read!  

— From Staff Picks by Isabel

About the Author


Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. For six years she was a senior editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division. Davina lives and works in Melbourne.
 


Allison Colpoys is a designer and the illustrator of many books for children, including Abrams’ Captain Starfish. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Praise For…


"Colpoys’s stylish, silkscreen-style illustrations use contrasting shades of sea green, deep blue, and bright pink to represent both the real world and Alfie’s rich interior life."

— Publishers Weekly

"Alfie's success, aided by loving and patient parents, provides a model for children struggling with anxiety and assures them of their ultimate worth and capability. This gentle story ably helps fill a need in children's literature and will help comfort small audiences with their own big fears."

— Kirkus Reviews

"The unconditional acceptance of Alfie’s parents makes this book unique and may prove assuring to children of similar character. An excellent choice for one-on-one sharing."

— School Library Journal

"Learning to be brave can take time, and readers will empathize with Alfie’s slow progress toward that goal."

— Booklist


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419728372
ISBN-10: 1419728377
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 20th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English

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Following 12-year old recently orphaned Joseph on his quest to get his only family back -his beloved horse Sarah- author Gemeinhart brings together race relations in the late 1800's, western lore and a clear-eyed pragmatism that, coupled with his signature action/adventure plot twists and a kindheartedness thread permeating the story, this wonderful, evocative and first rate middle grade title builds on his exceptional debut (The Honest Truth). This is an author that has clearly established himself as a must read for warm hearted, realistic adventures. - Maureen