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Swashby and the sea / Beth Ferry ; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.

Ferry, Beth, (author.). Martinez-Neal, Juana, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544707375
  • ISBN: 0544707370
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
From New York Times best-selling author Beth Ferry and Caldecott Honor winner Juana Martinez-Neal comes a sweet-and-salty friendship story perfect for pirate-lovers learning new ways to communicate while at a distance. This hilarious picture book will keep emerging readers laughing, and the message-related mishaps in the story create an opportunity for spelling and sounding out new words while learning from home! Captain Swashby loves the sea, his oldest friend. And he loves his life by the sea just as it is: salty and sandy and serene. One day, much to Swashby's chagrin, a young girl and her granny commandeer the empty house next door. All Swashby wants is for his new neighbors to GO AWAY and take their ruckus with them. When Swashby begins to leave notes in the sand for his noisy neighbors, however, the beach interferes with the messages that are getting across. Could it be that the captain's oldest friend, the sea, knows what Swashby needs even better than he knows himself?
Target Audience Note:
4-7 years
AD620L Lexile
Decoding demand: 75 (high) Semantic demand: 88 (very high) Syntactic demand: 88 (very high) Structure demand: 83 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 510127.
Subject: Hermits > Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors > Juvenile fiction.
Sea stories.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 34 of 35 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Stone County.


  • 0 current holds with 35 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Stone County-Crane E Ferry (Text) 31358000558937 Easy Reader Available -
Stone County-Galena E Ferry (Text) 31358001383731 Easy Reader Available -

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