Off & Away
Written and illustrated by Cale Atkinson
Disney Hyperion 2018 - In stores now!
How would you get mail if you lived in the middle of the sea? It's Jo's dad's job to deliver it, taking bottles wherever they need to go. He always comes home with exciting stories to tell-but Jo is far too afraid to go out on the ocean herself. Until Dad gets a bad sea cold, that is. With no one but Jo to deliver the bottles, she must find her courage and set sail alone. As she embarks on her mission, her fears just might be replaced with new friendships . . . and grand stories of her own.
With beautiful, atmospheric art and endearing new characters by author-illustrator Cale Atkinson, this picturebook is a treasure.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL:
"...gorgeously illustrated...VERDICT An engaging read-aloud and a worthy addition to storytime collections"
"...The intricately painted, cinematic images are vividly bright, bringing in all the colors of the ocean...Facing your fears is rarely done with such beguiling whimsy."
"The expansive skies shimmer in unearthly tones of red and green, and elaborately rendered creatures sprawl from margin to margin, demonstrating imaginative worldbuilding in full sail.
Off & Away Animated Book Trailer: