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Cuevas, Michelle

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

(2) K-3 Illustrated by Erin E. Stead. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles delivers messages in bottles to their proper recipients but secretly wants to receive one himself. When he finds a party invitation with no addressee, he decides to go, ultimately delivering--and receiving--the message perfectly. Stead's art, using woodblock prints, oil pastels, and pencil, brings out the dreamlike quality of the quiet story about the power of connection.


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