Old Man Of The Sea

A young boy narrates this adventure tale about his grandpa’s travels all over the world – the story of his life.  He first tells about Europe with fairy tale castles and groves of olive trees.  The ocean calls and grandpa sails to Africa where he dances to the rhythm of drums.  He feels the pull of the ocean and ends up in Asia where he eats spices and visits ancient temples.  He returns to the sea and Oceania and finally ends up in America where he marries, works hard, has children, and makes a family.  For the first time in his life, he forgets to go back to the sea.  The digitally rendered watercolor paintings include maps of the continents. mjw
Title: Old Man Of The Sea
Author: Stella Elia
: Weberson Santiago
: Lantana Publishing. London
: 2019
Original Language
: English
: 978-1-91137-354-4
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 5-8
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, America
Author’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Author’s residence
: Brazil
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Brazilian
Illustrator’s residence
: Brazil
: Illustrator has won the 2009 Trofeu HQ Mix Award for Best Illustrator in Brazil
: Adventure, Boats, Continents, Maps, Multigenerational, Sailing, Sailors, Ships, Storytelling

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