Picture Book Review: The Maggie B. by Irene Haas

Looking for your next read? Check out The Maggie B. by Irene Haas, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.

What if you could have your very own sailing ship? At bedtime, Margaret makes a wish to sail for a day on a ship named after her with a special person for company. The next morning, she wakes up on her own ship named the Maggie B. Her little brother James is her company. Margaret works hard cleaning the ship and taking care of her brother. She catches seafood for dinner and entertains James. When a storm comes up, she makes the ship ready. Finally at the end of the day, she puts James to bed and goes to sleep herself. She has a wonderful day on the Maggie B.

As a child, this book captivated me. I wanted to sail by myself on my own ship. I think the idea of being without adults for an entire day intrigued me most. As an adult, I think her day just sounds like work. Poor Margaret is either cleaning, cooking, or looking after her baby brother all day. I think it could have been more magical if she’d had less work and more free time. Nevertheless, Margaret enjoys every minute of her day. She thinks it’s perfect. Perhaps, today’s young readers will love the idea of sailing without adults as I did.

The Maggie B. is available to checked out at any Fulton County Library. Borrow it tonight and enjoy a day on the high seas!

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The Maggie B

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