Boats: Fast & Slow

Illustrator: Jarom Vogel

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 7+

Transport Science & Technology: General Interest History & The Past: General Interest

This elegantly illustrated non-fiction book explores thousands of years of boat making and technological advancement as well as the significance of famous boats from legends and history.

The history of boats is intertwined with our own – since the earliest of times, humans have found ways to cross the bodies of water that cut them off from further exploration and expansion. From the earthenware pots used by Ancient Greeks, to the wooden rafts used in West Africa, through to the log canoes of the American Indian Kootenai tribe, and onwards to today’s mighty ships, trace the fascinating story of boats and their place in our culture.


Jarom Vogel is an illustrator, designer and digital artist. Originally enrolling at Brigham Young University to study dentistry, he soon gave in to his childhood passion for drawing and switched to an illustration major. He now works freelance and lives in Utah.


This book will be enjoyed by youngsters from 4 or 5 upwards, reading with an adult to explain some of the technical terms. Highly recommended… Rating out of 10: 8

Glam Adelaide

All in all a wonderful read to educate and entertain, making sure children and adults will know what they are looking at when they visit some of these magnificent boats.


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