A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
Dave Shelton

A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele. They are only travelling a short distance and it really shouldn't take long. But their journey doesn't quite go to plan . . .

Faced with turbulent storms, a terrifying sea monster and the rank remains of a very dangerous sandwich, the odds are against our unlikely heroes. Will the Harriet, their trusted vessel, withstand the violent lashings of the salty waves? And will anyone ever answer their message in a bottle?

Brilliantly funny and tender, this beautiful book maps the growth of a truly memorable friendship and explores how, when all else is lost, the most unexpected joys can be found

Published by : Yearling

Date: 13 February 2014

ISBN: 978-0440870746

Format: Paperback

Pages: 304pp

Price : £5.99




Dave Shelton


Born and raised in Leicester, Dave now lives in Cambridge with his lovely wife, lovely step daughter, lovely dog, and a cat. He likes comics, cricket, crosswords and talking to cartoonists about pens.

His slapstick comedy noir comic strip Good Dog, Bad Dog has appeared in The DFC comic, The Phoenix, and the Guardian, and is collected in two books by David Fickling Books. His debut prose novel for children, A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, which he also illustrated, was short listed for the Costa prize and the Carnegie medal, and won the Branford Boase award.