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Toby Forward's poetic sea-faring tale is complemented perfectly by Ruth Brown's stunning illustrations.
Toby Forward (Author) Date- 2003-03-03 oby Forward lives in Beverley in North Yorkshire, and is a parish priest in Hull, although he still manages to devote time to writing. He is married to a teacher, and they have two daughters. Toby Forward originally trained as a teacher of English and R.E. and now combines his writing with working as a parish priest. Some of his stories have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 under the pseudonym Rahila Khan and Virago published a collection of these stories, which they withdrew from publication once the true identity of the author was revealed! He has had a teenage novel, Dead Young, published by Simon and Schuster. This is his first book for Transworld. Author lives- West Yorkshire Ruth Brown (Illustrator) Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.
"Delightful" -- Clare Poole * Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller * "It proved, once again, how responsive young children are to beauty." * Bookbag * "Stunningly illustrated, you will be captivated and mesmerised." * EYE * "Delightfully told. The illustrations are simply superb." * Parents in Touch * "I really loved this book, a good story, spectacular illustrations and bucketfuls of atmosphere." * The School Librarian *