Out on the Water: Twelve Tales from the Sea
Ten short stories, and two longer historical ones, bring to life the thrills and challenges of sailing, paddling and travelling on the seas around New Zealand. Accompanied by Bruce Potter's vivid illustrations, these are the work a world-class children's writer with an intimate knowledge of the sea. For children who love the sea and lakes, or who simply love reading, Out on the Water will make a wonderful Christmas book.
Tessa Duder is an internationally celebrated author, and has written more than 40 books in genres from junior fiction to adult history. Among her best-known works are the Alex quartet and her biography of Margaret Mahy. A Commonwealth Games medallist swimmer and a keen sailor, Tessa Duder is a leading advocate for writing by and for children. She lives in Auckland.