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The Greatest Adventure by Tony Piedra
Release date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: Arthur A Levine Books
Eliot imagines sailing wild rivers and discovering giant beasts, right there on his block! But he wishes his adventures were real.
Eliot’s grandpa, El Capitán, once steered his own ship through dangerous seas, to far-off lands. But he can’t do that anymore.
Can Eliot and El Capitán discover a real adventure… together?
Come find out! All aboard The Greatest Adventure!
This story has a sweet grandparent relationship, an encouragement for imagination, some nautical adventures, and beautiful illustrations.
I love the ways the little boy uses his imagination to create his own adventures. When his grandfather comes into the story it was touching to see how they explored and imagined the world together.
The illustrations are so evocative that I wasn’t surprised to read in the author/illustrator bio that he has worked on famous movies at Pixar.
It was a very enjoyable story, although not one that captured my kids enough that they requested reading it over and over again.