Billy Budd in the Breadbox
Written by Jana Laiz
Illustrated by Declan Kerr
Eleanor has a mystery to solve. Her beloved grandfather is hiding a secret, but where? Will she find it the folds of his black coat? Tucked in his wiry gray beard?
Or does it lie behind the sparkle in his eyes? Join curious Eleanor as she is transported into the stories, vivid imagination and heart of one of America's greatest writers, Herman Melville, author of the legendary classic, Moby Dick.
"Herman Melville comes to life in all his complex glory in this delightful story of a granddaughter's love for an old man whose last days are lived in obscurity but whose mind and heart are still full of life and genius..." -- Michael Shelden, Author of Melville in Love