A Work of Beauty, says (noted author)
Screenwriter David Isaac brings his unique writing gifts to this enchanting
and wise book for children aged 5-10, beautifully illustrated by Lora Findlay.
Sam, the leafy sea dragon, is going through an identity crisis: he wonders if
he is a plant or a fish. He goes on a journey of exploration to find out from
the person who can give him the answer, the Brian Coral. The journey is filled
wih obstacles and perils, as are journeys through life for identity. His
responses to these challenges have integrity and decency and are real moral
lessons to the very young just starting out on the road to their own
identities. They will love this beautiful, sensitive book, as I did, an adult
not given to sentimentality or unreality about the facts of life. Especially
valuable is the encyclopedic section that gives vivid, descriptive portraits
of each type of fish, an incisive learning reference for young people. Bravo!