Flotsam by David Wiesner


David Wiesner

40 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction childrens fantasy adventurous fast-paced


Winner of the 2007 Caldecott Medal A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual fi...

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adventurous 80%
inspiring 50%
lighthearted 50%
funny 40%
mysterious 30%
emotional 10%
hopeful 10%


fast 90%
medium 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 80% | N/A: 20%

Strong character development?

No: 66% | N/A: 33%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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