Camille Andros and Amy June Bates discuss The Boy and the Sea

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A picture book meditation on curiosity, wonder, and finding one’s way

In this lyrical picture book, readers follow one boy through his life as he returns to the seashore beside his home. The boy likes to think, and his thoughts turn into questions. He brings these questions to the sea. At times, he thinks he can hear the sea whisper to him: Dream. Love. Be.
So he does. He dreams—a young boy imagining all that he might do. He loves—a teenager, reaching out from a lonely place to make friends. He allows himself to just be—now grown, sharing the seashore with his daughter.
A celebration of quiet curiosity, The Boy and the Sea invites readers to ask questions and live their way into the answers.

PRAISE

"Bates’ paintings are lovely, capturing foamy, cresting waves in varying degrees of vigor." 

— Kirkus Reviews

"Prose lines by Andros rock like waves. . .the sea offers endless transformations, which Bates portrays with compelling force." 

— Publishers Weekly

Camille Andros has made her home in Israel, Utah, Arizona, California, Ohio, Nevada, and, now, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has a BA in health science, is an EMT, and danced ballet for 14 years. She is the author of many books for young readers, including The Dress and the Girl

Amy Bates is the illustrator of many books for children, including Gittel’s Journey, Minette’s Feast, and The Dog Who Belonged to No One. She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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220 Market Street
Fearrington Village, NC 27312
The Boy and the Sea Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419749407
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

A picture book meditation on curiosity, wonder, and finding one’s way

In this lyrical picture book, readers follow one boy through his life as he returns to the seashore beside his home. The boy likes to think, and his thoughts turn into questions. He brings these questions to the sea. At times, he thinks he can hear the sea whisper to him: Dream. Love.


The Dress and the Girl Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419731617
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2018

A little girl and her favorite dress dream of an extraordinary life. They enjoy simple pleasures together on a beautiful Greek island. They watch the sunset, do chores, and pick wildflowers on the way home. One day, the dress and the girl must leave the island and immigrate to the United States.


When I Draw a Panda Cover Image
By Amy June Bates, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451482
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - September 22nd, 2020

“This amusing picture book encourages imagination and individuality.” —Booklist

From the acclaimed author and illustrator of The Big Umbrella comes a delightful celebration of creativity and gumption about a girl and her panda that’s Calvin and Hobbes meets If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!

Sometimes when they say to d


From a Small Seed - The Story of Eliza Hamilton: The Story of Eliza Hamilton Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Tessa Blackham (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250297426
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 22nd, 2019

A lyrical picture book biography of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, co-founder and director of the first private orphanage in New York City and wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton.


Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Brianne Farley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544813762
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Published: Clarion Books - March 12th, 2019

In this empowering picture book with a STEM focus, Charlotte, a budding bunny scientist, ignores the doubters and confidently finds a cure to the mysterious malady affecting the forest.
The animals of the forest are all getting sick and no one can figure out why.


Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Brianne Farley (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780544785830
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Published: Clarion Books - March 14th, 2017

Charlotte is a serious scientist. She solves important problems by following the scientific method. She has all the right equipment: protective glasses, a lab coat, a clipboard, and a magnifying glass. What she doesn’t have is space. She has so many brothers and sisters (she is a rabbit, after all) that she is too squished to work on her experiments!


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By Dr Jill Biden, Amy June Bates (Illustrator), Kathleen Krull (With)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534480537
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 30th, 2020

“(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers We


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ISBN: 9781534406582
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - February 6th, 2018

“A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the ‘other.’” —Kirkus Reviews

“A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion.” —Booklist

“This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kind


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And I Paint It Cover Image
By Beth Kephart, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781951836047
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 18th, 2021