Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

Chronicle Books 2000

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After packing a huge lunch, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee set off in their boat for a relaxing day on the water. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns into a bumpy ride, when one bored little whale swims up to give their boat a friendly nudge hello. Soon the brave sailors that were once floating on the sea find themselves flying high above it, heading straight for a tree!


"Van Dusen's exacting verse and kitschy, perfectionistic gouaches make this one whale of a tale."
~ Publishers Weekly

"Van Dusen's sing-song, rhyming story makes for an agreeable read- aloud while his cheerful, candy-colored cartoon illustrations provide equal fun for the eye."
~ Booklist

"A strong debut for Van Dusen"
~ School Library Journal

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