Old Man of the Sea
A trip around the world for a young boy and his boat-loving grandpa where the true joy of discovery lies not in the countries they visit but in the blossoming relationship between them.
Every Sunday, Grandpa waited for me in his room, and I took my place at the foot of the bed. There were days when Grandpa wanted to talk, and days when we sat in silence. Then one day, Grandpa began telling me stories about his life at sea—tales of love and adventure and danger on the ocean waves. And that’s when I learned who my grandpa really was…
“A masterpiece”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
“A beautiful and poetic book, full of the wonder of our world. The maps and their landmarks captivated my young son”—Get Kids Into Books
“A celebration of the imaginative bond that can be made between generations. I strongly advise you to go and get yourself a copy”—The Letterpress Project
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Category||SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Number of Pages||40|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
School Library Journal
“A tender, accessible tale with detailed, bright artwork that could also function as a gentle approach to the topic of loss.”—School Library Journal
“[T]his gorgeous story will have [readers] returning to the beginning of the book once again to embark on the journey. . . . A masterpiece.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews
Author: Stella Elia
Stella Elia is a Brazilian children's book writer. An art teacher with a masters in Art History, she is also a founding member of Casa BabaYaga, a literary collective in Brazil.
Illustrator: Weberson Santiago
Weberson Santiago is an award-winning Brazilian illustrator whose work has been published in several countries. Among his accolades is the 2009 Troféu HQ Mix award for Best Illustrator in Brazil.