New Book is a Globetrotting Tale, as Told by Henry the Dog

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

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Australia – (July 26, 2012) – Virginia MacRobert’s first book, Gin’s Tonic, Ocean Voyage, Inner Journey is about her sailing adventure right around the world with her dog, Henry and at times various crew. Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog is Henry the Dog’s account of this same voyage via fictional emails sent to his cat friend, Ellen in Hong Kong. This particular journey entertains both pet lovers and armchair travellers yet again with the release of this new picture book.

The story of Henry the Dog circumnavigating the world on his owner’s 13.7 meter catamaran, ‘Dai Long Wan’, is a true one. Henry was such a wonderful companion and crew member that he earned the right to tell his own version of the story.

Readers can now follow his exciting and informative ‘seascapades’ and confrontations all the way from Hong Kong and beyond; from the first time he sees dolphins, whales and many other ocean birds and animals, faces severe weather and other threats, until his return 18 months later to Hong Kong. Nautical Tails, Emails from a Sea Dog introduces Henry as a living lesson in courage, loyalty and love, and is full of gentle hand-drawn illustrations of him, his special friend and the things he sees.

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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

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

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