Swashby and the Sea
by Beth Ferry, Illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Publication Date: May 05, 2020
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Picture Book
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Parent Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From New York Times bestselling author Beth Ferry and Caldecott Honor–winner Juana Martinez-Neal comes a sweet-and-salty friendship story perfect for pirate-lovers and fans of The Night Gardener.
Captain Swashby loves the sea, his oldest friend. And he loves his life by the sea just as it is: salty and sandy and serene.
One day, much to Swashby’s chagrin, a young girl and her granny commandeer the empty house next door. All Swashby wants is for his new neighbors to GO AWAY and take their ruckus with them.
When Swashby begins to leave notes in the sand for his noisy neighbors, however, the beach interferes with the messages that are getting across. Could it be that the captain’s oldest friend, the sea, knows what Swashby needs even better than he knows himself