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The Antlered Ship

Written by Dashka Slater and illustrated by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Published by Beach Lane Books
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Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
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An inquisitive fox named Marco and a bored flock of pigeons join the crew of deer Captain Sylvia, setting sail in her antlered ship in search of a wonderful island and finding friendship on the way.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

I was really excited to read this book based on the gorgeous cover illustration but found that the cover of this book somewhat overpromised and the underdelivered. While the illustrations are absolutely gorgeous (truly!) the story was quite slow and lacking and much more philosophical than one might hope for a young audience and an adventurous cover.

B is for Bookworm
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The Goodfather
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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

This book is a delight for the senses. The illustrations are breathtaking, the text is well-crafted and flows beautifully, even the texture of the paper cover feels special. I love the message as well - about the power of doing hard things and asking good questions.

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Who Wrote The Antlered Ship

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater’s four picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Baby Shoes was named one of the best children’s books of 2006 by both Booklist and Nick Jr. magazines and was chosen for the Texas 2x2 list of best books for children age two to grade two. The Sea Serpent and Me was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a finalist for the Cybil and Chickadee Awards, as well as being named to the 2008 Librarians’ Choices List of the best books for children and young adults. Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013–14 Surrey Picture Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She is also the author of a novel for adults, The Wishing Box, which the Los Angeles Times named to its list of the year’s best fiction in 2000.

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Who Illustrated The Antlered Ship

Terry Fan

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Eric Fan

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Publication Date:
September 12, 2017