Barnabas the Beachcomber and the Oil Slick by Ian Locke
  

Synopsis

Barnabas the Beachcomber and the Oil Slick by Ian Locke

Beaches are magical places! It's the excitement of never knowing what you might find washed up by the tide; a football, a crate of oranges, a drum, shoes, bags filled with soggy surprises, pieces of driftwood, coconuts, furniture...even a message in a bottle! Every day, Barnabas the beachcomber scours a stretch of golden sand on the west coast of Scotland with his long-suffering pet Labrador retriever, Dorada, on the lookout for any treasures wedged into the sand or bobbing about on the waves. One day, they spy a crate in the water. They go to investigate, but then news is brought to them of a tanker pumping gallons of oil into the bay. Barnabas, Dorada and a host of animal friends jump into action to try and save the area from ecological disaster. Vot can a little man and his little pet pig do to a tanker like zis? jeers the captain of the tanker. Quite a lot, as a matter of fact - Barnabas has a whale of a plan up his sleeve to wipe the smile off the captain's face..! This is an off-the-wall adventure with a quirky hero. The heart-warming story is brought to life by fantastic drawings, creating a book that adults will enjoy with their children over and over again, and that children aged six-nine will be able to read themselves.

About the Author

Ian Locke is fifty-one and has been very happily married for twenty-three years. The father of two wonderful children, he lives in Spain on the hot, dry east coast. He started writing seriously when he finished studying for his Master's Degree, thanks to a sarcastic professor who told him his writing was more suited to fiction than academic writing.

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Format

Paperback
36 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Ian Locke
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Publisher


www.troubador.co.uk

Publication date

20th November 2014

ISBN

9781784620271


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