Island Boy by Barbara Cooney features full-color illustrations by the author. This book is included in our Second Grade Read-Aloud Set.
Island Boy by Barbara Cooney tells the story of Matthias and his life on Tibbetts Island. Even as a young child, Matthias loved his family home and the rhythm of life on Tibbets Island. Following Matthias through his youth as a sailor, his return to Tibbetts Island, his marriage, and his life as an old man, Island Boy is a celebration of simplicity, the joy of daily life, and the comforts of home.