Cover of diverse picture book Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia and Weberson Santiago
Old Man of the Sea
Old Man of the Sea
Old Man of the Sea
Old Man of the Sea
Old Man of the Sea

Old Man of the Sea

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Written by STELLA ELIA | Illustrated by WEBERSON SANTIAGO

 

Every Sunday, Grandpa waited for me in his room, and I took my place at the foot of the bed. There were days when Grandpa wanted to talk, and days when he would sit in silence. Then one day, Grandpa began telling me stories about his life at sea. Tales of love and adventure and danger on the ocean waves. And that's when I learned who my grandpa really was...

'A masterpiece' – Kirkus Reviews, STARRED

'A beautiful and poetic book, full of the wonder of our world. The maps and their landmarks captivated my young son' – Get Kids Into Books

Book Details

Reading Age: 4-8 years
Extent: 32 pages
Book size: 205 x 260 mm
Pub Date: 29th August 2019
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-911373-54-4

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Heartfelt story

A beautiful story that emphasizes the importance of sharing stories and how those stories can help connect different generations. The beautiful illustrations add warmth to the story.

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Take a trip with the Old Man of The Sea!

A beautiful testament to the power of storytelling - it will encourage children of all ages to appreciate lots of other cultures, and allow their imaginations to traverse continents far and wide. I especially loved the moment when our 'old man of the sea', or Grandpa, meets Asia, and they eat spices that burned their tongues and shared secrets in ancient temples. Lovely colourful illustrations, as always!