A Boy and A Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton

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This brilliantly realised novel will leave readers grinning and thinking simultaneously.
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A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book, and a ukulele. The bear assures the boy that they are traveling a short distance and it really shouldn't take very long. But then they encounter "unforeseeable anomalies": turbulent stormy seas! a terrifying sea monster! and the rank remains of The Very Last Sandwich. The odds are pitted 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 in a bottle?


From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Dave Shelton

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Born and raised in Leicester, DAVE SHELTON now lives in Cambridge. He likes comics, cricket, crosswords, and talking to cartoonists about pens. His comic strip Good Dog, Bad Dog appeared in The Guardian and in The DFC on the Fickling list in the U.K.
 
Published June 12, 2012 by David Fickling Books. 306 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment.
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Reviewed by Valentine on Nov 17 2012

This brilliantly realised novel will leave readers grinning and thinking simultaneously.

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Reviewed by Sapphirebooklover on Nov 11 2012

T'S A GREAT BOOK! And I recommend it to children aged 4-12 as it is an easy read, but can touch the hearts of older children too.

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Reviewed by Imogen Lane, aged 10 on Oct 24 2012

I found this book different from any other books I've read because it's a slow burn adventure, full of discovery...

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Reviewed by Philip Ardagh on Jan 27 2012

Nothing can beat the image of the bear Shelton paints with his words. That's the picture I shall take away with me from this very special book.

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