The Antlered Ship (Hardcover)
Marco the fox has many grand questions. Searching for answers, he boards a magnificent antlered ship crewed by deer seeking dinner and pigeons craving adventure. What fun! The Fan Brothers' illustrations are dramatic and contemplative, drawing readers deep into Slater's whimsical world. The sepia maps gracing the endpapers are an especially riveting touch. The themes of friendship and the encouragement of curiosity make this an excellent addition to any child's library. -Liz— From Fall Booknotes 2017
Parents' Choice Recommended An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure. Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What's the best way to find a friend you can talk to?