In Grand Isle by Kate Samworth, two sisters wander the shore on their family beach outing in search of seashells, smooth pebbles, and other sandy treasures when they discover a gigantic seed pod large enough to hold them afloat. Unable to resist, they climb aboard, and before they know it are swept across the ocean to a mysterious island populated by marvelous vegetation and outsized insects.
As they explore, their vessel is carried back out to sea, and they are stranded on the grand isle. Curiosity has led them far from home and only an act of daring and resourcefulness will bring them back.
This wordless adventure story for kids leads the audience through a richly imagined land packed with spectacular flowers and foliage. Samworth combines the natural with the surreal in harmonious colors to create a landscape that promises new discoveries on each visit.