The Sea Tiger

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A stunning debut about an unusual friendship.

The Sea Tiger is Oscar’s best friend, Oscar’s only friend. They do everything together — explore the ocean, visit the sea circus, even hitch a ride to the surface to look at the stars… But Oscar is not a Sea Tiger, and so it’s up to the Sea Tiger to help him find a new friend. A bittersweet tale from a stunning new talent in children’s illustration.

Nominated for Bratislava Biennial of Illustration, 2017
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, 2015
Shortlisted for Oscar’s First Book Prize, 2015
Nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, 2015
Winner of AOI New Talent Award, Children’s Books, 2013

‘Victoria Turnbull has created an unparalleled showcase of illustration and depiction of friendship in its purest form. A complete classic now and many many years in the future.’
The Book Sniffer

‘A beautiful story that unfolds before your eyes amidst the serenely dreamy spreads.’
Picture Books Blogger

‘There are echoes of Sendak in this glorious, painterly picture book from debut artist Victoria Turnbull and what a fantastic debut it is.’
Red Reading Hub

‘The more time I spend looking at this book, reading it, admiring it, the more I love it.’
Magpie That

‘Victoria Turnbull’s timeless illustrations make her stand out out on every picture book shelf… Her book possesses that rarest of qualities: it is magical.’
The Illustrated Forest

‘O! The art! Turnbull’s colored pencil illustrations sing with eloquence and grace. Her lines, so fluid, and vistas, so dramatic, are nearly breathtaking in spots.’
Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

‘A sweetly imaginative story about friendship whose message will linger.’
Kirkus Reviews

‘A chorus of singing sea turtles, octopuses transformed into underwater hot-air balloons, and other wild imaginings give Turnbull’s setting an enchanting magic as she quietly reveals the benefits of extending a hand, or paw, of friendship.’
Publishers Weekly

Hardback − £12.99
ISBN 9781783700066

Paperback − £7.99
ISBN 9781783700073

Published by —
Templar Publishing (UK)
Candlewick Press (US)
Beijing Poplar (China)