The family in Story Boat is leaving an unspecified place and heading to an unknown destination. “It’s a story about uncertainty. It’s about dreaming,” Maclear says.
The family in the book is in the midst of an ongoing journey — “here” is home, but “here” keeps changing. Maclear says she tried to build a pattern into the book to give children a “thread of continuity.”
— Read on www.npr.org/2020/03/07/811294384/when-here-is-home-but-here-keeps-changing-a-family-flees-in-story-boat