ISBN-13: 9781849395434

RRP: £6.99

Published: 7th March 2013

Length: 32 Pages

  • Paperback

The Wreck of the Zephyr

At the edge of a cliff lies the wreck of a small sailboat. How did it get there? “Waves carried it up in a storm,” says an old sailor. But is it possible that waves could ever go that high?

There is another story ­– the story of a boy and his desire to be the greatest sailor, the story of a storm that carried the boy and his boat to a place where boats glide like gulls high above the water.


"The full-colour pastel drawings are the work of a master: stunning, luminescent, and conveying a sense of the mystical and magical."
Publishers Weekly

"This delightful picture book is a real gem. Its haunting pastel illustrations glow, and its ambiguous and finely written story encourages readers to wonder"
Marilyn Brocklehurst - Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller

"Beautifully descriptive prose . . . The sophisticated storyline makes this a tale for thoughtful and reflective older readers"