Author Ancica Koprek Takes Readers to an Exciting Sea Voyage

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New book ‘Stowaway Peppy’ tells the engaging adventures of a young man aboard the sea lorry.

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Always curious and with a thirst for adventures, Peppy relishes the thought of joining the sailors in this journey

Author Ancica Koprek weaves a playful story that will surely capture every reader’s imagination with her book, “Stowaway Peppy.” In this tale, Peppy the stowaway plays his mischievous tricks. He tries to outwit the sinister cook and creates a whole new mess. How can he get away from it when the captain finds out?

There is a ship with a strict captain who runs everything smoothly but firmly. Unbeknownst to him, the cook down in the kitchen keeps a secret. He lets a certain stowaway aboard the ship and makes him do some chores in the kitchen. The young stowaway’s name is Peppy. Always curious and with a thirst for adventures, Peppy relishes the thought of joining the sailors in this journey. There is one problem though – the captain cannot find out that he is there or else he will suffer the consequences.

But poor Peppy gets tired of the kitchen and the chores that the cook assigns to him. He longs for an escape. His foolishness, however, almost cost him his safety. It is only through his sheer wit and cleverness that he is able to think of a plan to get out of the mess. How will he do it?

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. “Stowaway Peppy” is an educational book that is fun and easy to read.

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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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