The Secret of Black Rock
by Joe Todd-Stanton
Longlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018
Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea – the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won’t let her go …
Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it!
Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?
‘Channelling Tove Jansson, Tintin and Japanese anime studio Studio Ghibli, the book’s enchanting, richly coloured illustrations had details to savour in every frame… a young artist to watch’ – The Guardian
Author and Illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton. His work as an illustrator includes artwork for books with Oxford University Press and Usborne Publishing before beginning to create and illustrate his own stories, including The Secret of Black Rock and the children’s graphic novel, Arthur and the Golden Rope.