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On the deck of his boat, a lonely sailor finds a bird with an injured wing. Tenderly, the sailor cares for the bird. As the bird recovers, a strong friendship grows between the two. The sailor has a companion with whom to share his days. But as the weather grows colder, the sailor knows the bird won’t be able to continue sailing with him. Beautifully illustrated and simply told, young and old will appreciate this story of enduringfriendship.
~ Eight Cousins, Holiday Picks 2017
— From Holiday Picks 2017
About the Author
Daniel Duncan is a fresh new talent who lives outside of London. He graduated from Middlesex University with First Class Honours and a BA in illustration. South is his first picture book.
"Sweet and affecting...The warm, detailed illustrations are the stars of Duncan's simple friendship fable."
"Duncan excels at capturing emotion, and his spreads balance cinematic views of ocean life with warm humanity."
— Publishers Weekly
"The illustrations give a strong sense of comfort; scenes set in the cozy cabin are awash in warm browns and grays, in sharp contrast to the vast, cold ocean...others will just appreciate the romance of a temporary friendship on the high seas."
"Newcomer Duncan has an eye for detail that shows from the opening endpapers...gentle stories of friendship are an important part of the literary diet for the very young."
— Horn Book Magazine
"Like the best seafaring picture books, this one both evokes deep, unaccountable emotions, and soothes them."
— New York Times Book Review