The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Michelle Cuevas Erin E. Stead / Oct 24, 2020

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles 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 that the messages are delivered He loves hi

  • Title: The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
  • Author: Michelle Cuevas Erin E. Stead
  • ISBN: 9780803738683
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 that the messages are delivered He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him One day he opens a party invitation but there s no name attached As he devotThe 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 that the messages are delivered He loves his job, though he has always wished that, someday, one of the letters would be addressed to him One day he opens a party invitation but there s no name attached As he devotes himself to the mystery of the intended recipient, he ends up finding something even special the possibility of new friends.

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      • Michelle Cuevas Erin E. Stead

        Michelle Cuevas was born in 1982 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts She graduated from Williams College and holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she received the Henry Hoyns Fellowship Michelle is the author of The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, Smoot A Rebellious Shadow illustrated by Sydney Smith, national bestseller The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles illustrated by Caldecott medalist Erin E Stead, Confessions of an Imaginary Friend, Beyond the Laughing Sky illustrated by Julie Morstad, and The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant illustrated by Ed Young Forthcoming in 2018 is The Town of Turtle illustrated by Catia Chien, about a turtle doing some big renovations on his shell.Her 2017 title The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole was optioned by Fox Animation Matt Reeves, and her 2015 title Confessions of an Imaginary Friend is being developed into an animated feature film by Fox Blue Sky Her books have been translated into over 20 languages worldwide.Her hobbies include watercolor painting, drawing, learning the banjo, and being mom to a Bernese Mountain Dog named Indy Some of her favorite books are The Velveteen Rabbit, The Giving Tree, Charlotte s Web, Le Petit Prince, To Kill a Mockingbird, and poetry collections by Shel Silverstein, James Tate, and Mary Oliver.If she had to choose a job other than author, she would be a paleontologist.


    159 Comments

    1. Erin Stead is one of my favorite illustrators. She is so talented. In this melancholy tale, her muted illustrations were perfect. The story, however meaningful, seemed more suited for adults. I wasn’t surprised that my children were a bit underwhelmed. 3.5 stars


    2. A beautiful, quiet story, with beautiful, soft illustrations. I do wonder though, if kids will react the same as adults to this story. I will definitely be sharing it though.


    3. enough with these pretentious/esoteric/existential hipster picture books! go away and please do NOT come back another day. inevitably, i can already tell this one's gonna win nods/awards/stars/etc. and people are going to rush out and buy it and unless they are true book people (you know who you are), they are going to give it to 3-5 year olds because in their heads, that's the only appropriate market for picture books. don't get me wrong, this book has some lovely language, but it's the kind of [...]


    4. Like a warmly sung ballad, THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES will wind its way around your heart, shining with tinges of loneliness, wonder, and not a little joy.Cuevas is a master of metaphor--phrases like, “messages… written by a quill dipped in sadness;” or, “[his] heart was a glass vessel filled to the brim,” are brilliantly evocative and transform chantey into chanson.And Stead’s illustrations. Oh, my. There could not have been a more perfect choice to illustrate this book. She chan [...]


    5. Beautiful story, beautiful illustrations.Great mentor text for show, don't tell. Love the comparisons.Stead's illustrations make you pour over each page, long after it was time to go to the next one.


    6. Not only is this is a lovely story, Erin E. Stead's illustrations are so incredibly moving that I find myself nearing tears with each read. What a stellar collaboration from Cuevas & Stead. <3


    7. I love this book so much I bought two copies of it. One to keep and one to give as a gift. The story is sweet and the illustrations are so beautiful and soothing. It's a relaxing and lovely read. Yeah, maybe it appeals more to adults, but there are children who will fall in love with the pictures and story and remember it as they get older. Recommended for all ages!


    8. Such lovely language! A sweet story of seeking and finding friendship. (And I always love Erin E. Stead illustrations! Swoon.) YAY for quiet books!





    9. Wow! I really, REALLY enjoyed this one!!When I was a young kid, my favorite picture books were the deep, quiet stories with the dreamy illustrations (in favor of the more spazzed-out, sporatic, splashy stories that could induce siezure or trigger a bout of ADHD or both):The Magic CarouselThe Runaway Flying HorseThe Maggie B The Conjure WivesThat very particular version of: "In A Dark, Dark Wood" where in the dark, dark cupboard there is an evil spirit inside a dark, dark bottle. (Does anyone rem [...]


    10. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles lives in a small house on a hill near the sea where he watches for the glint of glass in the waves. It is his job to deliver any messages found in bottles to their rightful owner. Sometimes that means walking only a short distance and other times he must go on a long journey to deliver them. He wishes that one day he would find a message in a bottle that is meant for him, but he never does. One day though, he does find a message with no recipient mentioned. It is an [...]


    11. The eye-catching illustrations, created with woodblock prints, oil pastels, and pencil, draw readers into the book right from the cover and title page and then onto the copyright page with its poignant image of a man sitting alone at a table, looking pensive, while his cat stares at a ball of yarn. That mood is carried through the images for the rest of the story until he finally finds some reasons for joy. The story itself reads like a tale told down through the ages, filled with wisdom and awa [...]



    12. This is a very quiet story for introspective children. With a sweet open ending that invites imagined dreamy sequels.I read this to my 3rd grader and 5th grader, with the younger one clearly enjoying it more. But there were so many friendly touches, like the cat that wanders in and out of the pictures, that the older boy liked it too. A lovely bedtime book.


    13. A beautiful quiet book that opens doors for daydreaming and imagination. This one is better for child old enough to appreciate the nuanced storytelling. What a terrific writing prompt and discussion starter this is! Stead's illustrations are a lovely match for the text, extending the story in subtle ways. Definitely a book that will reward with repeat readings.


    14. Bookseller: JuliaThis is a lovely tale about loneliness, happiness, and possibility. It's full of beautiful illustrations that could narrate themselves. A combination that creates a touching story you will fall in love with.


    15. It was hard to rate this so low because Stead's illustrations are unparalleled in beauty. But the story was ridiculous. For this type of story done well - read Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli. This book belongs at a Brooklyn baby shower and not much else.


    16. This is a beautiful story about a man whose job is to find bottles in the sea and deliver the letters. One day he finds a letter with no name and it leads to a wonderful surprise. I loved the dreamy, watery feel of these illustrations. They perfectly fit the lovely story.


    17. This is a lovely tale about loneliness, happiness, and possibility. It's full of beautiful illustrations that could narrate themselves. A combination that creates a touching story you will fall in love with.



    18. One of my favorite picture books of the year! I love illustrator, Erin E Stead- and the story was completely charming.The uncorker of ocean bottles has the job to open any bottle found washed up on shore and make sure the message is delivered to the right person When a message washes up with no name attached, he tries to find who it belongs to and in the end finds what he most desires.



    19. Such and enchanting little story with beautiful language and delicate illustrations that work perfectly with the text! I'd love to see how my daughter reacts to it in a couple of years. As an adult who hasn't stopped reading children's books, I enjoyed it a lot!


    20. The illustration drew me to this book. It is wonderful pen drawn pictures with chalk touches of color. The uncorker spends his time looking for the recipients of ocean bottle messages. He secretly hopes one day he would find one for him, but he has no friends or name. One day, he found a message he could not deliver. It turned out it was for him but he doesn't realize it.


    21. A gentle book about loneliness. It made me sad, actually. I wonder how kids would feel about this story, and what ages would work best? Lovely illustrations, creative, and imaginative, three things I look for in a picture book. This one will definitely work for adults and older kids!


    22. "The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles lived alone on a high spot with only one tree for shade. He always kept his eyes on the waves, watchful for a glint of glass."The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles has a very important job. It's his responsibility to open any bottles found in the seawater and make sure they are delivered. He wishes that he would receive a letter himself. But he knows that's impossible when he doesn't have a name.When the Uncorker of Ocean Bottles receives a bottle with an invitation to a p [...]


    23. As I read The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas I was blown away by the author's writing and story-line. This book in my opinion would be realistic fiction in that it could happen, but its not a true story. I also believe that it would be a great read for K-5. This is a story about a man who feels he has no name except to be the Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. He finds bottles in the ocean and finds who they are written to and will find them so that they can have their message. It makes hi [...]


    24. This was all I hoped it would be! I haven't read any of Michelle Cuevas's prose before, but it was brilliantly restrained, avoiding easy parallels and resolutions. The story ends up a kind of variation on the stone soup theme, but Cuevas has truly made it her own! The ending is open-ended and will allow for several different directions for interpretation. Erin Stead did so many things here to ensure a complementary picture narrative I probably couldn't list them all. She started it all with a ci [...]


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