“A story will help,” said Umpa. “Stories make everything grow.”
A child’s Umpa teaches them to read and to follow the words, out the garden gate and all the way to the sea. Every day is a new adventure. They visit castles in the air, feast with friends and sail away on the rains. But then one day, Umpa isn’t there…
This incredibly moving tale from acclaimed author-illustrator Victoria Turnbull speaks of the power of books to bring people together, and to help us remember loved ones when they’re no longer with us.
VICTORIA TURNBULL is an emerging star in the picture book world, whose talent led her to win& the 2013 Association of Illustrators New Talent Award, Children's Book category. The Sea Tiger was one of the hot debuts of 2014 and has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway 2015 medal. Key bloggers are taking note, with The Sea Tiger described as 'quite heart-stoppingly beautiful' (The Book Sniffer),'A book full of life, movement and fluidity, and yet at times utterly still... Truly magical' (The Illustrated Forest), and demonstrating 'echoes of Sendak' (Jill Bennett).