Meet a little rowboat and his friends who work and play on the coast of Maine.
Told by Helen Sylvester, with engaging illustrations in watercolor by Chris Gray, which show Yellow Boatie's friends and workmates, including seals, mackies, seagulls, a family of mice, and their barn cat friend Haylee.
The book takes you through the Maine seasons, as well as a rescue mission with John and his lobsterboat Magic Carpet. The watercolors bring out some of the everyday details of Maine life... the lobster buoys hanging in the barn, the grand old retired dory, Dorgan, how seagulls open mussel shells, the running of the mackerel, the call of the loons, and the all-important first signs of spring.
Author Helen Sylvester was born in Maine and lived in the same house overlooking Blue Hill Bay for nearly seventy years.
Illustrator Chris Gray, also born in Maine and raised on the Blue Hill Peninsula, studied at the Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
Author: Helen Sylvester
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
Published: June 1, 2008