There Was an Old Sailor

by | May 2010

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There Was An Old Sailor


Illustrated by Cassandra Allen

Published by Windy Hollow Books

ISBN: hb: 9781921150715 pb: 9781921720765

A new version of an old classic. The Old Sailor swallows a krill and all manner of fishy snacks. Great for reading out loud.

WINNER 2011 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

CBCA Notable Book

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..a pleasure to read aloud and neither reader nor enthralled listener will tire from repeat performances -Booktopia Buzz Jan 2010

This book is full of humour, and text and illustrations that will enthral young readers. It also introduces them to the amazing creatures that inhabit the sea. The Old Sailor is a great character and the resolution is satisfying for the reader. It’s a great book for the classroom – especially for those grades studying sea creatures. – Deescribewriting blog Feb 10

…rhyme rollicks along. Not one word is out of place…  – Write and Read with Dale Feb 10

Claire Saxby, the author, has created a story in a rollicking rhyming style that creates an air of excitement.

…great fun, wonderfully illustrated and perfect to read out loud.  – M/C Reviews Mar 2010