Virginia MacRobert’s Globetrotting Tale, as Told by Henry the Dog

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“Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog” follows a dog’s journey around the world

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In her first book, Gin’s “Tonic, Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey”, Virginia MacRobert brought readers on an exhilarating sailing adventure around the world. Readers can embark on the same voyage but this time around it is told by the author’s trusty and delightful travel companion, Henry the Dog. Through a series of fictional e-mails sent to his Hong Kong-based cat friend, Ellen, Henry narrates his globetrotting escapade. His correspondence is collected in the uproarious picture book “Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog”.

The amazing story of Henry circumnavigating the world onboard his owner’s 13.7-meter catamaran, ‘Dai Long Wan’ is true. He was such as a wonderful crewmember throughout the trip and his version of the story is one that pet lovers and armchair travellers will not want to miss. From the first time he sees dolphins, whales and ocean birds to braving severe weather conditions, readers will follow Henry’s exciting, 18-month long ‘seascapade’.

With charming illustrations by JB McGregor, “Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog” introduces a living lesson of courage, loyalty, friendship and love. This is a visual and literary treat that will easily make its way into every pet lover’s heart.

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About the Author
Virginia (Ginni) MacRobert is an Australian who was raised on a farm in country Australia. She lived in Hong Kong for many years, raised a large family there and had long dreamed about sailing around the world. She eventually sailed with her dog Henry, and later added crew, a cat called Coco De Mer, on a voyage that was full of adventure. Her story is told is her book Gin’s Tonic, Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey which was published in 2010. Henry the Dog has told his story in Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog.

About the Illustrator
JB McGregor is a talented artist who specialises in animal portraits. Her love of animals shows through in her delightful sketches. She lives in country Australia with her two dogs and three cats.

Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog * by VIRGINIA MACROBERT
Publication Date: October 18, 2011
Picture Book; $39.99; 60 pages; 978-1-4653-0110-9
Picture Book Hardcover; $59.99; 60 pages; 978-1-4653-0111-6

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