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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Community Reviews Summary of 884 reviews


adventurous 88%
inspiring 55%
lighthearted 55%
funny 33%
mysterious 22%
emotional 11%
hopeful 11%


fast 88%
medium 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 83% | N/A: 16%

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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