Book Review: Starlight Sailor by James Mayhew and Jackie Morris

I received a lovely package in the mail from my Daughter the other day. Inside the box I found four lovely hardcover Barefoot Books! What a delightful surprise and I jumped into reading Starlight Sailor by Jackie Mayhew and Jackie Morris right away!

Product Description

Award-winning artist Jackie Morris' dream-like illustrations provide an enchanting interpretation of James Mayhew's lyrical poem as a young boy and his dog set sail to distant lands in the enchanting dream landscape, where singing mermaids, majestic whales and flying dragons are brought to life by the lilting, rhyming prose and ethereal illustrations. This book includes instructions on how to make your own paper boat. 

About the Author

James Mayhew is an author and artist based in Hertfordshire. He starts his art workshops for children by telling them a story then asking them to illustrate the story, guiding them on the style of dress and architecture of the period. James has illustrated Shakespeare's Storybook (PB + 2 CDs: 9781905236855) and Stories from the Opera (PB + 2: 9781846860973) for Barefoot Books. Jackie Morris has illustrated several books for Barefoot, including The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems (HB: 9781905236558). She lives and works in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books; 1 edition (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846861853
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846861857
 About The Book:

Starlight Sailor is a wonderful story. The soft rhyming tells a lovely, dreamy tale and opens with:
"Star light, star bright,
 First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight."

The illustrations are magical - a timeless classic! 
You'll see blue whales, bluebirds, knights and kings along this journey of fantasy and pretend. Even the red and gold dragon is a nice gentle dragon, flying here and there, taking children everywhere! The starfish and mermaids singing their lullaby are sure to put any young child fast to sleep. So dream on little ones of flying fish dancing in the sky! A perfect bedtime book!

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