• Illustrated By: Jérôme Peyrat
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:travel, distance, ocean, bedtime, good night
  • Available:02/14/2023
  • Lexile:AD510L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M
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Tonight I am a bird. A seagull.

A young child is tucked away in bed safe at home and imagines they are a seagull flying high above the ocean and watching over their father, the captain of a cargo ship, while he is away at sea. Tonight, they will journey across the sea to a faraway port. Through storms and calm, clear skies and fog, the bird will watch over the man until his work is complete and he can return safely home.

With stunning illustrations that capture the immensity of freighters and the vastness of the ocean from a bird's-eye view, Cargo is a wonderful reminder of the connection between parent and child even when separated by great distances.

“The poetic text and sweeping art capture the grandeur of the ocean and the immense size of the ship...Varied perspectives, textures, and palettes keep readers engaged and highlight the solitude of traveling the ocean as well as the more complex workings of the ship and shore...A dreamlike journey afar and back home.”
– Kirkus Reviews

“Told through thoughtful words and bright, bold illustrations from a bird’s-eye view, Cargo is a touching story about how kids watch over their parents just as parents watch over their kids.”

– Hakai Magazine