The Storm Whale

Every day, in a house by the sea, a little boy watches his father leave for a long day’s work. One night, a great storm washes a small whale onto the beach. The boy discovers the whale is a good listener. The father discovers the boy is lonely. Together, they return the whale to the sea. And from that day on, the boy learns that the father can be a good listener too.

Moominpappa at Sea

A Moomintroll is small and shy and fat, and has a Moominpappa and a Moominmamma. Moomins live in the forests of Finland. One day Moominpappa is feeling at a loss. He has no idea what to do with himself because it seems everything has already been done. So he takes his family off to start a new life in a lighthouse on a tiny, rocky island far out to sea. It’s rather quiet and lonely at first, but as they begin to explore their unusual surroundings the Moomins discover some funny and surprising new things about themselves.

A Boy And A Bear In A Boat

A boy and a bear go to sea.  They’re not going far–it really shouldn’t take long…

But then they encounter “unforeseeable anomalies”:  Turbulant stormy seas!  A terrifying sea monster!  And the rank remains of The Very Last Sandwich.  The odds are against the boy and the bear and their boat.  Will the Harriet, their trusted vessel, withstand the violent lashings of the salty waves?  And will anyone ever answer their message ina  bottle?  Charming, entertaining and utterly original, this beautiful book mapys the growth of a truly memorable friendship and tells the story of how, when all is lost, the most unexpected joys can be found.

Man Overboard!

When Sixteen-year-old Scott and his friend Adam find summer jobs as deckhands on the Rapids Prince, little do they know what lies in store.  It is July 1943, and a German agent is rumored to have landed in Canada from U-boat.  Curtis Parkinson uses this true historical event o take the reader on a rollicking ride down the St. Lawrence River, through the Long Sault Rapids, to the streets of Old Montreal.  When the boys get wind of a possible bomb aboard the Rapids Prince, they go into high gear to search the ship and save the innocent passangers.  But is there time?

Curtis Parkinson has written an impossible-to-put-down novel that combines history with high adventure.


A boy never gives up hope when his little dog vanishes at sea in this suspenseful and heartwarming true-life adventure. Herbert was a small dog who lived by the sea. Everybody loved him, but the person who loved him best of all was Tim. One fine day, Herbert sets off on a boat with Tim’s father. But without warning, a storm crashes in — and so begins the biggest adventure of Herbert’s life. This stirring true story, written and illustrated by Robyn Belton, tells the remarkable tale of a young boy’s beloved dog and his real-life adventure at sea.