Journey of the Sea Glass
This wonderfully illustrated book by Nicole Fazio follows the whimsical journey of a soda bottle, accidentally lost at sea, as it is transformed into a piece of sea glass. Eventually this gem is found by a little girl strolling the beach many years later.
There is no text to read in this picture book, just 29 pages full of splendid drawings illustrating the bottle's journey. You can almost smell the salt air. Best of all, the book allows the reader's own imagination to provide the narrative to this sea glass saga. Who knows what the imagination of a small child will dream up as they flip through the pages.
The beginning of a journey for a soda bottle which will eventually become a piece of sea glass.
Is the older gentleman strolling the beach with the little girl her grandfather? Maybe he is in fact the little boy that dropped the soda bottle many decades earlier? You decide.
For anyone who has walked the beach with their nana or papa, this picture book will bring back a flood of great memories.
The book is available online at Down East Books for $16.95 plus shipping and would make a wonderful addition to any sea glass collector's library.
From the publisher: What happens to glass between the time it falls into the sea and it washes up on the beach years later? This wordless story flows along one possible course of events, following a soda bottle dropped overboard from a ship early in the twentieth century, only to have a fragment of it discovered on a beach by a young girl decades later. Over time, the bottle has been influenced by waves, currents, the sea floor, and sea creatures, all pictured in lush full color renderings by artist Nicole Fazio. Fully immersed in the art, children and adults alike can trace the passage of time through the Journey of the Sea Glass.
Nicole Fazio is a freelance artist and illustrator who lives in Portland, Maine.