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Nen and the Lonely Fisherman

Author: Ian EagletonIllustrator: James Mayhew

A beautiful and tender tale of love against the odds. Mayhew’s stunning use of perspective and panoramic double page spreads contrast the wonderment and danger of the sea with the drabness of the world above. Steely blue grey storm-tossed waves are offset by gentler vignettes shared by Nen and Ernest.

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  • Winner: Polari Prize 2022 (Children's & YA)
  • Nominated: Kate Greenaway Prize 2021
  • Shortlisted: Bookseller Book Of The Year 2022 (Discovery category)
  • Own Voice
  • Black/brown representation
  • LGBTQIA+ representation
  • Diverse cast