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The Secret of Black Rock

The Secret of Black Rock (Hardback)

Illustrated by Todd-Stanton, Joe

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A brave and curious little girl ignores the rumors and legends to explore the mysteries of the coral reefs!

ISBN 9781911171256
Barcode 9781911171256
Published 1 July 2017 by Flying Eye Books
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781911171256
ISBN-10 1911171259
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Flying Eye Books
Imprint Flying Eye Books
Publication Date 1 July 2017
International Publication Date 13 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Todd-Stanton, Joe
Category General Picture Books
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 278mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 374g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Rocks, Fishers, Girls, Picture books for children, Fishing boats
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 727169

Description of this Book

Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the seathe weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won't let her go . . .Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?Joe Todd-Stanton s first picture book, Arthur and the Golden Rope, was published by Flying Eye Books in 2016.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Todd-Stanton's tale is, at first glance, a deceptively simple tale of acceptance and bravery. However, he deftly infuses his narrative with quiet depth, including a positive ecological slant in which nature wins over machines, and portrays Erin's single mother succeeding in a typically male-dominated profession. The illustrations are dazzling and vibrantly hued, the rich palette just right for the resplendent undersea scenes that adroitly float young readers' sense of magic just under the surface of the mundane. A winner on many levels. -Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW The gentle environmental message takes on a kind of magic in Todd-Stanton's pictures of Erin suspended in the ocean among incandescent jellyfish or facing down a monstrous, weaponised fishing fleet in the moonlight. A young artist to watch. -The Guardian A fairytale world is created that should enchant children as much as the old-fashioned illustrations that fit the story perfectly. -Youth Services Book Review
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and was taught to draw by his mother, who is also an illustrator. He studied at Bristol University, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. Stanton has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publish and Aquila magazine. His first picture book, Arthur and the Golden Rope, was published by Flying Eye Books in 2016.

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