Grandpa's Boat by Michael Catchpool


Grandpa's Boat by Michael Catchpool

Since Grandpa's illness and death, his family have left his boat, The Periwinkle, untouched and unused. But one day they decide to repair the boat in memory of Grandpa, and find that it is better to remember than to forget.



, light-filled quality. Publisher's Weekly Sensitively written and beautifully drawn. The Bookseller The text has a dream-like quality, as do the stunning pastel illustrations with soft edges and jewel-like colours. A quality book that will provide comfort and reassurance. Books for Keeps Perfect for sharing with a child who has experienced the death of someone close, Grandpa's Boat encourages children to keep hold of happy memories in a comforting and reassuring way. The words are dreamy and the warm pastel pictures are soft-edged. The Bookseller

About the Author

Michael Catchpool was formerly a primary school headteacher, and is now curriculum advisor on English and Drama for Hertfordshire LEA. He is married with two young children, and currently lives in Royston. He has previously written picture books for Little Tiger Press and Gullane. Sophy Williams is a talented and much sought after artist, who has illustrated books for Bloomsbury, Orchard, Macmillan and Random Hosue. She lives in Wiltshire, with her partner and two sons, Oscar and Leo.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Michael Catchpool
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Publication date

7th May 2009



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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