Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan

Ocean Meets Sky

Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, ...

Details Ocean Meets Sky

TitleOcean Meets Sky
Release DateMay 15th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster Books for Young Readers
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Fantasy, Death, Family

Reviews Ocean Meets Sky

  • Jenna
    I liked this book a lot. The whimsical steampunk-ish illustrations are brimful of charming details that could keep any adult or child reader engrossed for hours -- a truly inspired mix of whale, fish, bird, and ship imagery. The story is an ambitious blend of light and heavy, realistic and dreamy: it concerns a small boy, Finn, whose grandfather has recently passed away in his old age. Finn reminisces on his loving relationship with his grandfath...
  • Kathryn
    Everything about this book is soothing and quiet with a lovely message. I loved it.
  • K.J. Mecklenfeld
    Minunată. Am scris pentru ea un mic articol pe blogul meu. Musai de avut în bibliotecă :-).
  • Elisabeth
    Magical and stunningly beautiful, this picture book will speak to kids and their parents.
  • Angelina
    Four stars for the text (it’s not so much of a story but more of a dream journey) and five shining stars for the stunning illustrations! I’m turning into a huge fan of The Fan Brithers.
  • Aliza Werner
    Never less than gorgeous illustrations from the Fan brothers. Part dream, part reality, a little boy remembers his grandfather by visiting the place where ocean meets the sky.
  • Taylor Kundel-Gower
    So beautiful.
  • Beverly
    Beautiful graphite and digitally colored illustrations. The little boy's dream takes him past stacks of books, giant sea shells, a blue whale, jellyfish, and many other things.
  • Michele Knott
    The Fan Brothers have done it again - another stunning picture book. This time it provides us with comfort after the loss of a loved one.
  • Earl
    The Fan Brothers are back with another visually stunning picture book. Sweet and tender but full of magic.
  • Tasha
    Finn lives by the sea, On the day that would have been his grandfather’s birthday, it is a good day for sailing and for building a boat, one that will help him find the place that his grandfather told him about, where the ocean meets the sky. So Finn spent his morning building a boat that was suitable for a long journey and then he took a nap. When he awoke, the boat was rocking in the sea and the journey had begun. As Finn got lonely in the op...
  • Marjorie Ingall
    I loved the Fan Brothers' work in Dashka Slater's The Antlered Ship. I think I love this book -- which the brothers wrote as well as illustrated -- even more. It's rich and allusive; kids will most likely see it as a story about adventure, and adults will recognize it as a story about loss, grief, and death. Every page is ravishing, mystical.The story: A boy builds a ship on what should have been his absent grandfather's 90th birthday. He wants t...
  • L.M. Ransom
    This is such a cool book! This is the first one I've read by the Fan brothers, and it won't be the last. What a fun, imaginative story, one that takes readers on a journey by boat with a young fellow who longs to see where the ocean meets the sky. I adore all the art in the book, but my particular favorite is the scene with the 100 library birds. One of my fellow librarians counted, and managed to come up with 95 or so birds, but with the Fans' ...
  • Viviane Elbee
    Wow! This book has AMAZING artwork.It is also a wonderful story about a little boy, who had lost his grandpa and who decides to honor his grandfather on his grandpa’s birthday by building a boat and going to visit the special place where ocean meets sky - a place his grandpa used to tell him stories about.I would highly recommend this story to discuss the loss of loved ones with kids.The kids voted to give this book five stars, and they clearly...
  • Claudine Carmel
    Beautiful in every way even down to the characters name, Finn. I loved everything about this book, the illustrations are breathtaking and you can pour over them for ages. I loved the whole story and the theme and as someone who adores the ocean this book just hit everything in the right place for me, beautiful is the best word I have to describe this book.
  • Ruth
    Absolutely gorgeous book about a little boy remembering stories his late grandfather told him about where the ocean meets the sky. My child and I were both enraptured. This is on my Caldecott shortlist for the year.
  • Claudia Sanchez
    4.5This is probably the most aesthetically pleasing book I have ever had the pleasure of looking through, but that aside, the story is touching and illustrations are gorgeous and I can't wait to find an excuse to buy this book.
  • Jillian
    There's a line where the sea meets the sky - it caaaaaaaalls meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee(Honestly, I could not get this song out of my head while I was reading it.)Another gorgeous product of the Fan brothers. Beautiful illustrations, and a sweet story.
  • Julie Kirchner
    Sometimes books come into your life at just the right time. Another beautiful book from the Fan Brothers. They have such a gift! I love everything they do.
  • Chance Lee
    Lush drawings and a sweet story about remembering a lost loved one.
  • Linda
    I LOVE the illustrations in this book!
  • Lindsey
    This book is absolutely beautiful!!
  • Mely
    A beautiful book with absolutely stunning illustrations. The pictures alone are worthy of a 5 star rating. With diverse characters this story spans across generations and is heartwarming. This is definitely a treasure of a book.
  • Hannah Greendale
    A visual treat that celebrates lost loved ones through the wonders of imagination.
  • KC
    Full of imagination, some wordless pages, and illustrations similar to David Wiesner.
  • Paula
    Very sweet book of a young child remembering his grandfather.
  • Karrie
    Lovely story of remembrance and imagination. Soft yet bold illustrations that convey wander and wonder.
  • Kifflie
    Young Finn builds a boat to honor his late grandfather, who spoke to him often about exploring the magical place where the ocean meets the sky. But building is hard work, so Finn falls asleep afterwards, and his dreams take him to all sorts of wondrous places. The artwork is the usual Fan brothers gorgeousness. I just wish it hadn't been a dream.
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Gorgeous. This book brings up a topic that all kids need the opportunity to think about and discuss.