The Amazing Journey of Lucky the Lobster Buoy | Karel Hayes


When a boy named Tim carves his first lobster buoy out of wood, the rough surface of it suggests a face, so he paints a pair of eyes and a mouth on it, making it a buoy like no other.

Tim is sure his buoy simply has to be lucky- and how right he is! He names the buoy Lucky and, sure enough, it lives up to its name. Lucky’s lobster trap is always full. The buoy’s luck holds out even when Lucky becomes separated from his trap. After enduring amazing adventures at sea, the buoy finds its way back home to Tim.

Written and illustrated by award-winning Karel Hayes, this charming story is told primarily through the illustrations. While it is perfect for families vacationing along the shore, this tale of adventure at sea and return to safe harbor also makes a reassuring bedtime story for children everywhere.

Written and Illustrated by Karel Hayes
Publisher: Down East Books
Format: Hardcover Picture Book
Length: 30 pages
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 9780892727919

Located at the Center for Maine Craft in West Gardiner.

2 in stock

About the Artist

Karel Hayes is a writer and illustrator whose book, The Winter Visitors, won the 2008 Time of Wonder Award from the Maine Discovery Museum, an Independent Publisher Bronze Medal, and Honorable Mention in the Maine Literary Awards. She also illustrated the Down East books Who’s Been Here: A Tale in Tracks and Time for the Fair, as well as numerous other children’s books. Her drawings and paintings have appeared in exhibitions nationally, and in several magazines. She lives with her husband in Center Harbor, New Hampshire.

Additional Details

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 10 × .5 in