The joy of storytelling transcends generations in this magical depiction of a grandfather sharing his life stories with his captivated grandson. Grandpa shares his tales of travelling across continents, each time gathering more stories to fill his luggage, as he returns to the ocean when it calls to him. Each time his grandpa visits a new continent, he falls in love all over again as he explores the new wonders of each land. Until the day he reaches America, his final and true love, the only place that could keep him from returning to the sea.
Award winning children’s book, Old Man of the Sea, is a tale of adventure, respect and wisdom. Poetically written by Stella Elia, who takes you on a journey around the globe in search of peace and happiness. The gentle watercolour illustrations and maps of Weberson Santiago, are captivating to young readers who are spirited and adventurous. Every page is as enchanting as the one before, and just as his grandson, whether the stories are true or not, you will love them just the same.
Award winning children’s book publisher and social enterprise, Lantana Publishing, have a mission to publish inclusive books that are changing the game of publishing, commissioning books that celebrate diversity, equality, and environmental sustainability. In the UK, a third of school children identify as being Black, Asain, or Minority Ethnic (BAME), but yet less than 5% of books are representative of BAME characters. Further to this, less than 2% are authors or book creators represented by British people of colour, even less than this are representative of the LGBTQ+ communities or disabled. Lantana believes that every child deserves to see themselves in the books they read.