|WIESNER, David. Flotsam. NY: Clarion Books . Oblong 8vo, 40pp. Red half-cloth stamped in blue with aquamarine boards. Tan endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. Minute rubbing to spine ends, else a bright, tight, clean copy, in publisher's original full-color pictorial d.w. (not price-clipped). Signed by the author, David Wiesner.
First Edition. 2007 Caldecott Medal Winner. A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam—anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets to share . . . and to keep. A day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.