Adelman, Hallee

My Quiet Ship

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Sonia Sánchez. When his parents fight, Quinn escapes to the imaginary (blanket-fort) Quiet Ship. When their yelling ("sounds that hurt my ears") gets so loud "it breaks the Quiet Ship," Quinn confronts the situation, leading to a teary-eyed family meeting in his room. A heart-wrenching child's-eye portrayal of parental fighting, with naive, scribbly illustrations that also display the chaos the way a child's hand might.


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