2017 Batchelder Honor Book and ALA Notable Book Once upon a time there was a ship that sailed beside the sun with very important people on board. The spirit of reinvention – and the importance we place on things – is beautifully expressed in José Sanabria’s visually evocative story. A steamship makes a journey across time from luxury and exclusivity, industry and abandonment, to stewardship and inclusion as we see the evolving functions of the ship and the changing faces of the people who cherish it most of all.
José Sanabria is a Colombian illustrator based in Argentina. He studied graphic design in Bogotá and illustration in Buenos Aires. His works have been exhibited at the Biennale of Bratislava, at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and in other collective exhibitions in Argentina, Italy, Germany, and Poland. He is also the author of As Time Went By, which was a 2016 a Batchelder Honor selection.