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Sam Who Went to Sea

Written by Phyllis Root

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Written in lyrical prose by Phyllis Root and illustrated in bright bold colours by Axel Sheffler, the illustrator of The Gruffalo, this book is the story of a river rat who follows his heart and realises his dreams when he builds a boat and sets sail in her. A truly uplifting story for young adventurers.

Sam Who Went to Sea Synopsis

Sam, the river rat, dreams of going to sea. Day and night, whatever he is doing, his thoughts turn seawards. His neighbours tell him to think of practical matters like fixing his fence and getting his garden in order. But Sam decides to build his own boat. His neighbours are sceptical, You'll be swallowed by a shark, they warn. By spring his boat is ready and Sam sets off on his voyage. The neighbours tell each other that that's the last of Sam. But as they return to their vegetable patches, Sam is skimming over the wild green waves, and one day a passing seagull drops a note that reads, Dear friends, please do not worry, I am happy. Love, Sam.

Sam Who Went to Sea Press Reviews

Sparkling pictures -  The Evening Standard


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ISBN: 9781406344240
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406344240
Publication date: 7th February 2013
Author: Phyllis Root
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers

About Phyllis Root

As a childPhyllis picked up an early affinity for colloquial language whilst growing up in Indiana and southern Illinois, “where people actually say things like, ‘I got a hitch in my git-along’!” She decided to be a writer in the fifth grade, but it wasn’t until she was thirty that she took a writing course with an influential teacher who gave her “the tools” she says she needed. “That’s when I figured out that you could learn to be a writer,” she says. As an adultWhen she’...

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