There Was an Old Sailor

Author(s): Claire Saxby

Picture Books

The tale of an old salty sailor who swallows a krill which makes him ill, and who cures his terrible terrible bellyache by eating each animal in the sea, one after another. A hilarious new twist on There was an Old Woman who Swallowed a Fly, delightfully brought to life by Cassandra Allen.


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Claire was born in Melbourne and grew up in Newcastle, NSW where she thought she'd stay until the end of her days. Then, while she was holidaying in Melbourne, Claire's parents decided to move to Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. Fortunately, they waited and took her with them. Since then, she's lived in more houses than she can remember. Claire is the author of Ebi's Boat, illustrated by Anne Spudvilas, which was a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable book in 2007. Her title published with Walker Books Australia in 2010, There Was an Old Sailor, illustrated by Cassandra Allen was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Young Children Category.

General Fields

  • : 9781921720765
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : 0.158
  • : December 2010
  • : 260mm X 220mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : illustrations
  • : 26
  • : A823.40
  • : en
  • : Cassandra Allen
  • : 1111
  • : Paperback
  • : Claire Saxby