The Wreck of the Zephyr

By Chris Van Allsburg

Caldecott Medal winner Chris Van Allsburg uses full colour pastel paintings to tell the haunting story of a boy and his boat.

At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? “Waves carried it up in a storm,” says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever go that high? There is another story ­– the story of a boy and his desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water.

  • The Polar Express has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
  • Chris Van Allsburg won the Caldecott Medal for both The Polar Express and Jumanji, both of which have since been made into box office hits.
  • He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators.

About the author

Chris van Allsburg lives in Providence, Rhode Island and lectures at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a sculptor and Artist Biography, and twice winner of the Caldecott Medal, first for Jumanji, and then for The Polar Express. He has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrator Biographys in October 2009.

ISBN: 9781849395434
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: March 7, 2013
Dimensions: 290 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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