Young Finn remembers the fascinating stories his grandfather told him about the place where ocean meets sky. But Grandpa has died.
Finn builds a boat out of scrap wood to honor Grandpa on what would have been his 90th birthday. When the boat is completed, Finn falls asleep. He awakens to a magical experience as the boat gently rocks in the water. However, what seems exciting at first soon troubles Finn; he’s lonely on the open sea. When a great golden fish hears Finn’s sorrowful words, he offers to help the boy find the place where ocean meets sky.
Spellbinding sights await the young voyager—a hundred bookish birds on the Library Islands, an island populated with giant shells just right for climbing, a sea of moon jellies dancing, and more. Finn can hardly believe his eyes when his boat leaves the water and sails into the sky, encountering enchanting ships and captivating creatures.
The Fan brothers’ exquisite, detailed illustrations complement their winsome tale of a boy who misses his grandfather and meets him again in his imagination. After sharing this beautiful story with children, Christian parents or caregivers might want to point youngsters to our hope of eternal life in Jesus. Ages 4 and up. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)