Old Wood Boat

By Emanuel Berger | May 13 2022 | Children'sblog

Raise the sails and follow the wind across the green sea in this captivating marriage of lyrical prose and intricate illustrations from a renowned West Coast artist.

Old wood boat remembers the wind. Dilapidated and parted from the sea, she remembers and waits as her mast cracks and blackberry vines creep across her deck. But one day, a family tows her home. Scraped, scrubbed, sanded, and varnished, she is made beautiful and seaworthy again. After libations have been poured out, the family casts off, and old wood boat embarks on adventure once more.

In this love letter to sailing, heralded artist Nikki McClure tells the story of a restored boat in timeless and reverent prose that perfectly accompanies her stunning cut-paper illustrations. At once delicate and bold, each page is masterful, rendered from a single sheet of black paper with precision and care that is sure to enthrall readers from coast to coast.

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Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist. She is also the author and illustrator of numerous children’s books and is renowned for her annual calendars. A proud denizen of the Pacific Northwest, she has worked within the Olympia music scene, including the riot grrrl movement, and has had her art exhibited internationally. She lives in Olympia, Washington.
Old Wood Boat
978-1-5362-1658-5
Raise the sails and follow the wind across the green sea in this captivating marriage of lyrical prose and intricate illustrations from a renowned West Coast artist.Old wood boat remembers the wind. Dilapidated and parted from the sea, she remembers and waits as her mast cracks and blackberry vines creep across her deck. But one day, a family tows her home. Scraped, scrubbed, sanded, and varnished, she is made beautiful and seaworthy again. After libations have been poured out, the family casts off, and old wood boat embarks on adventure once more.In this love letter to sailing, heralded artist Nikki McClure tells the story of a restored boat in timeless and reverent prose that perfectly accompanies her stunning cut-paper illustrations. At once delicate and bold, each page is masterful, rendered from a single sheet of black paper with precision and care that is sure to enthrall readers from coast to coast.
$18.99 US
May 10, 2022
10-5/8 x 8-7/16
Hardcover
48 Pages
Candlewick
Age 4-8 years

1, 2, 3 Salish Sea
A Pacific Northwest Counting Book
978-1-63217-336-2
This beautiful natural history counting book features artist Nikki McClure's stunning papercut artwork of flora and fauna found in and alongside the Salish Sea.
$16.99 US
Feb 09, 2021
6-1/2 x 9
Hardcover
32 Pages
Little Bigfoot
Age 2-5 years

Rally
A Nikki McClure Journal
978-1-63217-175-7
A blank journal filled with a dozen beautiful papercut images from artist Nikki McClure.
$16.95 US
Aug 07, 2018
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
144 Pages
Sasquatch Books

The Next 1000 Days
A Journal of Ages Two to Six
978-1-57061-943-4
A follow-up journal to the highly successful and treasured, The First 1000 Days baby journal (over 50,000 copies sold), this time covering the wondrous years between two and six.
$15.95 US
Aug 26, 2014
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
128 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Embrace: A Pregnancy Journal
978-1-57061-681-5
This beautiful journal is filled with Nikki McClure's signature images and ideas for embracing beauty, joy, and courage in the journey toward motherhood. Embrace is an aid to help women celebrate the growing life inside them and embrace the transformation of their body and mind. Women can develop their capacity to desire, discover, embrace, grow, dream, prepare, transform, welcome, and nurture. Filled with new gorgeous paper-cut artwork, the journal's colorful pages and thoughtful directives encourage women to record their pregnancy from the first month through the welcoming of their little one into the world.
$16.95 US
May 31, 2011
6-1/4 x 8-1/2
Stationery & Accessories
160 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Boat Book
978-0-8234-3978-2
A nonfiction board book that introduces a flotilla of different exciting boats to toddlers.
$7.99 US
May 08, 2018
6-3/4 x 6
Board Book
20 Pages
Holiday House
Age 0-3 years

Blue Boat
978-1-101-99853-3
With the tremendous success of RED TRUCK in board book format and anticipation around YELLOW COPTER in board to match, we're thrilled to complete the primary-colored series about vehicles who save the day by bringing BLUE BOAT into board, too! When a family on a sailing outing gets stuck in a surprise storm, there is only one boat tough enough to handle the rocking waves and howling winds: Blue Boat! Now even the youngest readers can cheer on this "rough, tough tugboat."
$7.99 US
May 17, 2016
7 x 8
Board Book
30 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers
Age 0-2 years