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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Written by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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40
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A message in a bottle holds the promise of surprise and wonder, as told in this enthralling picture book by Caldecott Medalist Erin E. Stead

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. One day he opens a party invitation—but there’s no name attached. As he devotes himself to the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.

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This book is worth buying for the beautiful illustrations alone, but the story and writing equally beautiful. It’s one of the real treasures of our bookshelf. We’ve been reading it for years, and my now three-year-old has never gotten tired of hearing it, and I’ve never gotten tired of reading it to her. One of my favorite things about it is that without being preachy or even having a single clear moral, it’s the kind of book that makes you feel good and makes you want to be a good person.

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This book tells the story of a man who delivers letters found at sea. When he is unable to deliver an invitation to a party, he searches all over town to try to find the attendee.

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Who Wrote The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

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Michelle Cuevas

Michelle Cuevas was born in 1982 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. She graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship. She is the author of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles illustrated by Caldecott medalist Erin E. Stead, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend: A Memoir by Jacques Papier, Beyond the Laughing Sky illustrated by Julie Morstad, and The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant illustrated by Ed Young. Visit her website at michellecuevas.com.

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Who Illustrated The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

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Erin E. Stead

Erin E. Stead has illustrated two books by Julie Fogliano, And Then It’s Spring (a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book), and If You Wan...

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0803738684
ISBN 13:
9780803738683
Publication Date:
January 1, 2016