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Boy & a Bear in a Boat, A: winner, 2013 Branford Boase Award

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  • Boy & a Bear in a Boat, A: winner, 2013 Branford Boase Award 
    Title: Boy & a Bear in a Boat, A: winner, 2013 Branford Boase Award
    Author: SHELTON DAVE
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 13/02/2014
    Imprint: YEARLING
    Price: $15.00
    Publishing status: Active

    A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele. They are only travelling a short distance and it really shouldn't take long. But their journey doesn't quite go to plan...Faced with turbulent storms, a terrifying sea monster and the rank remains of a very dangerous sandwich, the odds are against our unlikely heroes. Will the Harriet, their trusted vessel, withstand the violent lashings of the salty waves? And will anyone ever answer their message in a bottle? Brilliantly funny and tender, this beautiful book maps the growth of a truly memorable friendship and explores how, when all else is lost, the most unexpected joys can be found.

    Review: "Rich in atmosphere and gently humorous, this is a delightful small-scale but epic adventure ... A book to savour" -- Julia Eccleshare "Very special" Guardian "Just occasionally, a gentle funny little book pops up in which the story, tone, illustrations and even cover are so perfectly attuned to each other, and to the children for whom it is intended, that it lifts one's spirits. This is such a book" The Daily Mail "A charming journey of discovery at sea for eight year olds and above" The Daily Telegraph "One of the most original children's books I've ever read" -- Philip Reeve

    Prizes: Winner of Kitschies: Red Tentacle 2015 and Branford Boase Award 2013. Shortlisted for Costa Children's Book Award 2013. Long-listed for Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 and Carnegie Medal 2013.

    ISBN: 9780440870746
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