The Wreck of the Zephyr
Houghton Mifflin, 1983 - Juvenile Fiction - 31 pages
At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? "Waves carried it up in a storm," says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever get that high? There is another story -- the story of a boy and his obsessive desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water and not upon it. Chris Van Allsburg tells that story of the boy and his boat, the Zephyr, in words and haunting, full-color pastel paintings. His sailboats sail the night sky with the stars in pictures so vivid that the reader can almost hear the wind in the sails. Here is a work of unusual artistry that will enchant readers of all ages for many years to come.
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the book is too long
the wreck of the zephyr is an interesting story about a man out on a walk when he finds an unusual sight a wreck of a small sail boat. he sees an old man who invites him to hear the tale of the wreck of the zephyr