Karen Lynn Williams "always takes readers on a worthwhile journey" (Booklist) with her critically acclaimed children's tales. A Beach Tail follows a father and son during a magical day at the beach. After Gregory draws a lion in the sand, his father tells him to stay close to it and not to wander away. So Gregory, taking his father's advice to heart, doesn't dare leave his lion-even when he draws its tail so long it extends the length of the beach.
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