New Children’s Picture Book Takes Kids on a High Seas Adventure

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Ancica Koprek tells the story of ‘Stowaway Peppy’ and his hijinks aboard the sea lorry.

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A maritime adventure awaits young readers everywhere as author Ancica Koprek treats them to the tale of “Stowaway Peppy.” With its entertaining story and colorful pictures, the book will take them to the high seas for a wet and wild time.

“Stowaway Peppy” is an educational children’s book filled with fun. Through a combination of engaging prose and vibrant illustrations, Koprek tells a tale of a sea voyage, an exciting adventure in a big boat, the Sea lorry, where the captain and the dedicated crew work hard to ensure a safe journey. There is an unexpected twist in their expedition, a mystery passenger whose presence will surprise the captain and his crew members. Young readers will see what the sailors will do when they finally meet Stowaway Peppy and end up having lots of merry maritime hijinks together.

Koprek, a veteran teller of children’s tales, weaves another fascinating yarn for little ones everywhere with the exciting nautical chronicles of “Stowaway Peppy.”

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About the Author

Ancica Koprek was born in 1924 in Varazdin, little baroque town of Croatia, from where she carries her memories of happy playful childhood spent wandering through the forests and blossomy fields. That part of her childhood was transformed into her verse and prose, which she wrote with heart full of love for children. Her work is imaginatively woven with fairies, elves, dwarfs and giants. She lives in Zagreb now and writes for children magazines, and her stories are performed on Radio Zagreb in programs called “Good Night Children” and “Stories For Large And Small.” Koprek also wrote many children plays which are nowadays performed in children theaters around Croatia as well as many lyrics for The Croatian Song Festivals. She has collaborated with some prominent names in popular Croatian music and received few first prizes for her lyrics. “Stowaway Peppy” is just one of her many playful stories and every child can fly on the wings of her imagination.

STOWAWAY PEPPY * by Ancica Koprek
Publication Date: January 31, 2014
Picture Book; AU$34.99; 36 pages; 9781493133680
e-book; AU$4.25; 9781493133697

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