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Kwan, James

How It Feels to Be a Boat

(2) K-3 In this offbeat existential exploration of what it means to be a someone, a second-person narrative speaks directly to readers: "You are a boat." The boat, with cavernous rooms and one big "furnace-heart," sails some perilous seas, but strength, smarts, and an eye to the horizon see her through. The scratchy, cartoonlike illustrations are by turns ominous and reassuring in just the right places.

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