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Marina Aromshtam is an award-winning Russian writer and teacher, and has been shortlisted for the Leo Tolstoy prize in 2012.
Highly Commended, 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize | There are absolutely beautiful illustrations within the book, some of them exquisitely good, and the judges are excited to see what Semyinka will do next. They particularly admire the skilful change of scale that occurs throughout the little boat’s journey. Klaus Flugge Judge, Lauren Child said: “Here is illustration that is not only exquisitely decorative but also uses the page to great effect. There are many original viewpoints, crops and changes of scale and these beautifully carry the reader across the storybook seas."
When the paper boat learns that there is such a place as the ocean, he is determinded to go there so he can be a real boat. On his journey he meets all sorts of friends, from the strong little tug boat to the glittering ocean liner. But he also learns that the real ocean is huge and deep and full of dangers. The lyrical text and illustrations of this modern fable create a world of wonder.