Teacup

by Rebecca Young

Teacup is an award-winning picture book written by Rebecca Young and sumptuously illustrated by acclaimed artist, Matt Ottley. In lyrical, almost musical, prose, Young tells the story of a young boy who bravely climbs into a boat with a book, bottle, blanket and a teacup filled with earth, leaving his home for unknown reasons, bound for unknown lands. Ottley’s stunningly painted seascapes show the boy’s long journey in grand detail — at times frightening, lonely, wistful, but always magical and hopeful — to its satisfying conclusion. This enchanting read is a gentle introduction to displacement and the yearning for home.

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