author: Marilyn Nelson
illustrator: Timothy Basil Ering
Abba Jacob is a monk who lives on a faraway island with his loyal terrier, Snook. Every day, from the wee hours of dawn till the sun sets over the sea, Snook keeps Abba Jacob company. But when the two are separated by a ferocious storm, Snook must learn to fend for himself in the wild, alone in a world of fierceness and wonder. Will he ever again hear the loving voice that he waits for? Lyrically told by poet Marilyn Nelson and beautifully illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering, this moving tale of friendship lost and found is a story of faith against all odds.
"Nelson writes with extraordinary sensitivity. . . . Ering’s brilliantly drafted artwork sweeps. . . . Triumphant." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)