Jeanne Walker Harvey lives in Sausalito, California, where she watches all of the boats on the bay from her house on the hill. She is the award-winning author of several picture books, including Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines; My Hands Sing the Blues, Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey; Honey Girl, the Hawaiian Monk Seal; and Astro, the Stellar Sea Lion. In addition to being a writer, Jeanne is a docent at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Grady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer, and hand-letterer who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids. His work has been featured in magazines, children’s books, gift/novelty titles, advertisements and music posters, and recognized by the AIGA, Communication Arts, the Society of Illustrators, Print magazine, and American Illustration. This is his first full-length picture book.
“A well-designed book with a simple, approachable text.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A celebration of place and a catalogue of the kinds of vessels dear to the hearts of boat enthusiasts young and old.” —Publishers Weekly
“Simple, serene text coupled with stunning, sweeping illustrations.” —Avery & Augustine
“[McFerrin] manages to capture textures you want to reach out and touch.”
“Harvey’s short, simple sentences, many with internal rhymes . . . make this a good fit for emerging readers.” —Julie Danielson (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast), Kirkus Reviews