Old Man of the Sea
Cover image of diverse book Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia and Weberson Santiago showing a young boy of colour on his grandfather's lap, both wearing white and blue striped T-shirts and holding a paper boat
Illustration from diverse book Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia and Weberson Santiago showing multiple framed paintings of ships on the wall; underneath them the grandfather with a satisfied expresion
Illustration from diverse book Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia and Weberson Santiago showing a sailor holding a telescope
Illustration from diverse book Old Man of the Sea by Stella Elia and Weberson Santiago showing a maop of Europe with a diversity of monuments painted on top of their respective countries; a sailor approaches France in a gondola
Old Man of the Sea - Lantana Publishing

    Old Man of the Sea

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      Buy one get one, ages 4 plus, 32 pages

      Written by STELLA ELIA | Illustrated by WEBERSON SANTIAGO 

      Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year

      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

      'A celebration of the imaginative bond that can be made between generations. I strongly advise you to go and get yourself a copy' – The Letterpress Project



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      K.G.
      Beautiful book for adventurers

      Me and my son loved the book. It is beautifully drawn and magically written.

      S
      S.O.
      Old Man of the Sea

      It is a beautifully illustrated story of a boy’s relationship with his Grandpa. Every Sunday the boy visits his Grandpa who tells him wonderful stories of his adventures at sea.
      Grandpa describes travelling to every continent, enhanced by vibrant illustrations depicting animals and landmarks, never feeling lonely as the whales and dolphins would visit him every day. At the end of the story, the boy wonders if the stories are real or a way of Grandpa distracting him from noticing how frail he has become.

      Such a beautiful story that touches my heart as it reminds me of my girls’ special relationship with their Grandad. My girls thoroughly enjoyed the story and no doubt it will be featuring in our bedtime stories for many nights to come. Highly recommend.

      M
      M.M.
      Happy Reports from Finland

      I purchased this book for a 10 year old English Language learner in Finland. His mother (who was an exchange student in our home 20 years ago!) tells me he likes the book and she found the writing accessible for her son who has begun learning academic English at school.

      B
      B.O.
      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.

      G
      G.
      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!

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 5 reviews
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      K
      K.G.
      Beautiful book for adventurers

      Me and my son loved the book. It is beautifully drawn and magically written.

      S
      S.O.
      Old Man of the Sea

      It is a beautifully illustrated story of a boy’s relationship with his Grandpa. Every Sunday the boy visits his Grandpa who tells him wonderful stories of his adventures at sea.
      Grandpa describes travelling to every continent, enhanced by vibrant illustrations depicting animals and landmarks, never feeling lonely as the whales and dolphins would visit him every day. At the end of the story, the boy wonders if the stories are real or a way of Grandpa distracting him from noticing how frail he has become.

      Such a beautiful story that touches my heart as it reminds me of my girls’ special relationship with their Grandad. My girls thoroughly enjoyed the story and no doubt it will be featuring in our bedtime stories for many nights to come. Highly recommend.

      M
      M.M.
      Happy Reports from Finland

      I purchased this book for a 10 year old English Language learner in Finland. His mother (who was an exchange student in our home 20 years ago!) tells me he likes the book and she found the writing accessible for her son who has begun learning academic English at school.

      B
      B.O.
      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.

      G
      G.
      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!

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