Books

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Michelle Cuevas (and others)

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, who lives alone atop a hill, has a job of the utmost importance. It is his task to open any bottles found at sea and make sure the messages are delivered. He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him. When he opens a party invitation but there is no name attached, he devotes himself to finding the mysterious intended recipient and ends up finding something even more special: the possibility of new friends.

Biography

Michelle Cuevas graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is the author of three children's novels, including the acclaimed Confessions of an Imaginary Friend. She lives in Berkshire County in Massachusetts.

Erin E. Stead is the award-winning illustrator of five picture books, including the Caldecott Medal winner A Sick Day for Amos McGee and the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor winner for And Then It's Spring. She lives in a 100-year-old barn in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, author and illustrator Philip C. Stead.