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The Boy Who Sailed the World

Written by Julia Green

Illustrated by Alex Latimer

Key Stage 1 Adventure Stories

LoveReading View on The Boy Who Sailed the World

A book to inspire you to follow your dreams - wherever they may lead

Julia Green has written a gentle tale based on her son’s adventures. The boy who loves the sea sails away and follows the currents and the stars until he finds a peaceful island. The Islanders welcomed him, and he lives with them in their natural surroundings in harmony with the land.

Whilst sailing the boy navigates by the moon and the stars, battles with the sea when it storms, and enjoys the company of all the sea creatures who joined his boat whilst sailing. This book is filled with the joy and wonder of the natural world surrounding us. It's also about making your wishes come true with determination, empathy, self-reliance and curiosity.

Latimer has taken this beautiful story and created colourful, witty pictures which keeps the reader engaged and spotting lots of detail that support the rolling prose of the sea in this gentle adventure.

A picture book to inspire and enjoy.

Tricia Adams

The Boy Who Sailed the World Synopsis

'Right from the start, the boy loved the sea! He ran along the sand, danced in and out of the waves, his heart full of longing and delight'

The boy has always loved the sea. So he builds a boat and sails away on a voyage of adventure . . . The wonders of the world await you in this beautiful and inspiring book about following your dreams.

The Boy Who Sailed the World Press Reviews

A poignant story of hope and courage, thrumming with Green's love of the natural world - The Bookseller

Affecting characterization and a gentle, rocking prose carry us through this illuminating story - Sunday Times

Perfect for little landlubbers with dreams - The Times

Book Information

ISBN: 9781788452335
Publication date: 5th May 2022
Author: Julia Green
Illustrator: Alex Latimer
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Adventure Stories

About Julia Green

Julia Green lives in Bath, but her favourite places are wild remote islands, beaches, cliffs and hilltops. She has written more than seventeen books for children and young adults, and is the Course Director for the MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. Julia’s books for children include To the Edge of the World, Tilly’s Moonlight Fox, Seal Island and The Wilderness War, which was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and the Warwickshire SLS Award. Author photo copyright: Kim GreenWatch a video of Julia talking about Drawing with Light:

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