Anyone who’s ever yearned to travel the high seas and see unknown places may do well to read Sinbad’s account of his seven trips into the great beyond. An incurable wanderer, Sinbad can’t help but be pulled into adventure on the waves even if all is well at home. You’d think after the first time he almost drowned his wanderlust might have waned. Nope. It takes 7 trips, countless escapes from death, wonders almost too amazing to believe, and a really big bird to make Sinbad stay home. As with all sea stories, though, they make the best after dinner conversation. Williams once again brings old tales to life, and the rich colors of Baghdad and the ocean blue make the illustrations especially fine.

Sinbad the Sailor
ISBN: 1564023109
By Marcia Williams
Candlewick Press, 1994

  • Robin B.

    | She/Her Teen Librarian, Public Library of Brookline

    Editor in Chief

    Robin E. Brenner is Teen Librarian at the Brookline Public Library in Massachusetts. She has chaired the American Library Association Great Graphic Novels for Teens Selection List Committee, the Margaret A. Edwards Award Committee, and served on the Michael L. Printz Award Committee. She is currently the President of the Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table for ALA. She was a judge for the 2007 Eisner awards, helped judge the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards in 2011, and contributes to the Good Comics for Kids blog at School Library Journal. She regularly gives lectures and workshops on graphic novels, manga, and anime at comics conventions including New York and San Diego Comic-Con and at the American Library Association’s conferences. Her guide, Understanding Manga and Anime (Libraries Unlimited, 2007), was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award.

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