Driftwood Days

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Under autumn leaves, a boy watches a beaver build a dam. One of the branches slips away, carried downstream by the river. Through the changing seasons, the branch makes a long, epic journey to the sea, before finally getting tossed back onto shore. Changed by the elements, the branch—now driftwood—lies patiently on the beach, until the boy discovers it once again.

Featuring breathtaking artwork by Charles Vess, Driftwood Days offers readers a beautiful, multilayered story about nature, science, childhood, and change.


Nathaniel Lachenmeyer is an award-winning children's book author. His previous titles include Octopus Escapes! (Charlesbridge) and The Origami Master (Albert Whitman), which was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Nathaniel lives with his family in Georgia. www.nathaniellachenmeyer.com

Charles Vess is a critically acclaimed artist and comic book illustrator. He has previously collaborated with renowned authors such as Neil Gaiman and Charles de Lint, and he most recently illustrated The Books of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (Saga Press). Charles has won multiple Eisner Awards and World Fantasy Awards. He lives in Virginia. www.greenmanpress.com