Lyrical text and magical illustrations combine to create a modern fable with an important message about striving for what you want and escaping your comfort zone.
When a paper boat learns about the ocean, he is determined to go there so he can be a real boat. On his journey he meets all sorts of friends, from the strong little tugboat to the glittering ocean liner. But he also learns that the real ocean is huge and deep and full of dangers. A lyrical text and magical illustrations combine to create a modern fable with an important message about striving for what you want and escaping your comfort zone.
About the Author
Marina Aromshtam is an award-winning Russian writer and teacher. She was short-listed for the Leo Tolstoy Prize in 2012.
Victoria Semykina is a Russian illustrator and fine artist currently based in Bologna, Italy. In addition to illustrating, she loves observing people, traveling, and riding her red bicycle, which features a basket that is perfect for collecting materials for her collages and other artwork.
A wonderful tale of courage, hope and imagination, The Real Boat is a feast for the eyes with its magnificent illustrations that perfectly complement this magical journey that will capture the hearts of young and old alike. —Reading Eagle (from Kendal Rautzhan's "Books to Borrow")