“The line between storytelling and lying is murky,” says the professor to twelve-year-old Avis as they sit aboard the Lusitania in 1915. “All storytellers embroider their tales.” His tale is one of the island Foula, where a giant and a bogeyman quarrel until a young girl washes up on the shore. Whimsy and elegance shake hands in this book as alternating text and graphic-novel form narrate the story of the mysterious island and that of Avis and the Lusitania, marking the hundredth year of its sinking. Ages ten and up.
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