Sail Away

By HUGHES, Langston

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ISBN
9781481430852
Publisher
S. & S. Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2015  |  Elementary

Gr 1–5—For this stunning volume, Bryan has selected and illustrated a collection of Hughes's sea-themed poems. Over his 46-year career, the famed poet chronicled his life traveling the world as a seaman. Bryan has created brightly colored cut-paper collage spreads to celebrate Hughes's mermaids, sailors, ocean waves, and experiences of living and working near the water. In "Moonlight Night: Carmel," the beautifully evo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2015

Using his mother's sewing scissors, reproduced on the endpapers as adornments to sailing ships, Ashley Bryan crafts vivid paper collages to illustrate a selection of water-related poetry by Langston Hughes. Bryan seems to draw on Henri Matisse as inspiration, in technique, color, line, and shape. From the curvaceous forms of waves and seaweed to the visible marks and seams of the paper cuttings, the echoes are clear. Brya...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Drawing on Matisse, seemingly, as inspiration in technique, color, line, and shape, Bryan crafts vivid paper collages to illustrate a selectio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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