by Celeste Conway
for ages 2 6
As the seasons pass, Eliza and Mama await the return of Papa from his travels to China, Bombay and hot Java . . . Lovingly written, the poetic text is paired with the author’s own cut-paper illustrations. The exquisitely detailed collages use a rich variety of nautical and old-fashioned memorabilia to capture the feeling of a mid-nineteenth sea captain’s world.
(Caroline House, Boyd’s Mills Press, Inc.)
Where Is Papa Now?
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“Gorgeously illustrated. . . The lush, detailed illustrations invite the eye to linger on each beautiful, double-page spread that features landscapes of and memorabilia from the different lands on the man’s journey. With a few, well-chosen words, the text conveys the little girl’s sense of longing and her mother’s patience. . . Like an illuminated medieval manuscript, the rich details and intricate patterns make this a visual jewel. . .“
“Each double spread is like a toy-chest of patterns collected into graphic scenarios, idyllic and cozily alluring.”
“The story is suspenseful, filled with love and wonder.”