The Secret of Black Rock (Paperback)
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The Secret of Black Rock (Paperback)

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Paperback 40 Pages
Published: 01/03/2018
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Winner of the Illustrated Book Category for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2018

Longlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018

Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea - the 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?

‘Channelling Tove Jansson, Tintin and Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, the book’s enchanting, richly coloured illustrations had details to savour in every frame… a young artist to watch’ – The Guardian

Author and Illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton. His work as an illustrator includes artwork for books with Oxford University Press and Usborne Publishing before beginning to create and illustrate his own stories, including The Secret of Black Rock and the children's graphic novel, Arthur and the Golden Rope.

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
ISBN: 9781911171744
Number of pages: 40
Dimensions: 270 x 230 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Underneath the surface, like Black Rock itself, it holds a gentle environmental message. The colour palette is stunning and the images from under the sea are dream like. A magical read. - Children's Book Ireland

The Secret of Black Rock is a wonderful lovely story where the narrative is primarily told by the beautiful illustrations and parents will love it as much as their children do. - Jamie McNeil, The Slings & Arrows Graphic Novel Guide

It has some brilliant illustrations, especially of the fish and the creatures that live around Black Rock. - St Helens Libraries on Twitter

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Paperback

“Love the illustrations and story. ”

I love this story. It is beautifully done.

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Sharon, Bookseller at Waterstones Gloucester

“Lovely message, beautiful illustrations”

Clever, brave female role model discovers the wonders of the natural world and finds a way to protect them from destruction.

Paperback edition
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“Beautiful picture book”

Brilliant illustrations with an important message. My 3 years old son really enjoys the story and I can read it over and over again.

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