Title: Out on the Water
Twelve Tales of the Sea
Author: Tessa Duder
Specs: 234 x 153 mm portrait, PB,
152 pp, b&w + line drawings
Published: November 2014
‘Take the tiller, Tom,’ said Dad.
‘Me?’ said Tom.
‘Sure. Birthday treat. And because you’ve been crewing long enough.’
Ten short stories, and two longer historical ones, bring to life the thrills and challenges of sailing, paddling and travelling on the seas around New Zealand. Accompanied by Bruce Potter’s vivid illustrations, these are the work of a world-class children’s writer with an intimate knowledge of the sea. For children who love the sea and lakes, or who simply love adventure.