cover image MY FATHER'S BOAT


Sherry Garland, , illus. by Ted Rand. . Scholastic, $5.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-590-47868-7

"In this poignant tale, a Vietnamese-American boy heads out into the Gulf of Mexico on his father's shrimp boat and hears his father tell stories of his own father, and of the war that separated them," wrote PW. "Garland's skillful, simply worded descriptions are ably matched by Rand's sometimes impressionistic seascapes and realistic portraits." Ages 5-8. (June)