Sanabria, Jose As Time Went By PICTURE BOOK. NorthSouth Books 2016. $18.95. Content: G.
A fancy ship changes hands and is eventually abandoned and derelict. A wealthy family lives in excess and luxury and eventually downsizes several times, finally losing everything. Eventually living in a village by the sea with other poor people, they move the whole town down to their ship and restore it and everyone.
Told in 3 short chapters, this fable is about what is valuable. Muted watercolor illustrations give it an early 20th century feel. Originally published in Switzerland and translated from German, I don’t know how well it will go over with children. Not too excited about this title. Dark and gloomy and sad - except the ending.
EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL Lisa Librarian