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Sam Who Went to Sea

By Phyllis Root
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

A tale about a rat who follows his dreams and goes to sea, with pictures by the illustrator of The Gruffalo.

Sam, the river rat, dreams of going to sea. Day and night, whatever he is doing, his thoughts turn seawards. His neighbours tell him to think of practical matters like fixing his fence and getting his garden in order. But Sam decides to build his own boat. His neighbours are sceptical, "You'll be swallowed by a shark," they warn. By spring his boat is ready and Sam sets off on his voyage. The neighbours tell each other that that’s the last of Sam. But as they return to their vegetable patches, Sam is skimming over the wild green waves, and one day a passing seagull drops a note that reads, "Dear friends, please do not worry, I am happy. Love, Sam." Written in lyrical prose by Phyllis Root and illustrated in bright bold colours by Axel Sheffler, this book is the story of a river rat who follows his heart and realizes his dreams.

  • By the illustrator of The Gruffalo.
  • "Sparkling pictures" - The Evening Standard

About the author

Phyllis Root is the author of Thirsty Thursday (9780744573282), Big Mama Makes the World (9780744573824) and many other award-winning books for children. She lives in Minneapolis, USA.

About the illustrator

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children's books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning The Gruffalo. Born in Hamburg, Axel studied at the Bath Academy of Art and worked in advertising, magazines and newspapers before working in children's books. He is also the illustrator of You're a Hero, Daley B! (9781406339963). Axel Scheffler now lives in Richmond, Surrey.

ISBN: 9781406344240
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2013
Dimensions: 270 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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