Boy Who Held Back the Sea

Boy Who Held Back the Sea

# 007976

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Item #: 007976
ISBN: 9780140546132
Grades: 3-5

Product Description:

When a young boy named Pieter finds himself getting into trouble, his grandmother takes the time to tell him a story about another mischievous boy who was about the same age as he. The boy in the story, Jan, was somewhat of a troublemaker; but one day, he did something heroic and saved the town by holding back a leak in the ocean. Read this storybook to find out just how he managed to do it! The book has wonderful picture illustrations on every even numbered page, while the dialogue or text is on the odd numbered pages. 27 pgs, pb.

Note: A scene in the story vaguely alludes to a man being drunk.

Publisher Description:

From the award-winning and renowned illustrator Thomas Locker, beautiful oil-painted illustrations pair with this wonderful retelling of the traditional Dutch folktale.

Jan had never done anything more heroic than shout for the guard because he'd imagined he'd seen a sea serpent. But when Jan discovered water trickling through a desolate stretch of the dike that protected his low-lying village, he knew he had to act fast.

Expand your world travels as you explore South America and Europe! In Europe travel through France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, and Great Britain. While in South America, visit Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and Brazil. Theories about the origins of the universe are presented including creationism, big bang theory and evolution, and bio-logos/evolutionary creation. Biblical History connections included.

Category Description for Around the World with Picture Books:

Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful children’s books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 R’s: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Literature rich, the authors also provide additional literature and video resources to go deeper. Volumes are flexible for one semester (4 lessons/week) or one year (2 lessons/week). Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs and gorgeous art reproductions for the art studies. Black and white nature drawings are included and reproducible for individual families. Quality art supplies are recommended. Please note that a Japanese notebook, Tsubame, is recommended and sold by Beautiful Feet, but we currently do not offer it. ~ Deanne

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Library Builders
Grade Start
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Lenny Hort
Brand Name
Puffin Books
0.3 (lbs.)
8.38" x 10.5" x 0.12"
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