Bookstagram Tour: ‘The Old Man of the Sea,’ by Stella Elia, illustrated by Weberson Santiago.

So today’s blog post is a little different as it’s not part of a blog tour, but of my very first Instagram (Bookstagram) tour which has been organised by the lovely peeps at Lantana Publishing.  You can find me there as @BookSuperhero2 and enjoy all the other bookstagram posts using #OldManOfTheSea.


This is a story of a boy and his Grandpa. A grandpa whose lines on his face each tell a tale. With a cry of ‘All aboard!” the pair set sail around the globe as Grandpa recounts his stories of high seas and high adventure.

Each time Grandpa falls in love with a new continent, the call of the sea always brings him back to his boat and off to discover new lands. After a fearful storm, Grandpa finds America and his true love.


A gorgeous, evocative adventure about love, getting older and the call of the sea. Travel from Europe to Africa, Asia to Oceania and finally to America, where Grandpa’s heart was stolen.

This beautiful tale is a feast for the senses. Taste spices that will burn your tongue, hear the rhythm of the drums, and see stars play hide and seek with the clouds. Santiago’s sun-baked illustrations will have you feeling the heat of the sun on your skin and the cooling spray of the ocean waves.


A story which begs to be be revisited and added to with adventures of your own.

Written by Brazilian author Stella Elia and illustrated by Weberson Santiago, it’s out in the U.K. on the 29th August and in the USA/ Canada on the 2nd September. You can also purchase it now at

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Lantana Publishing for inviting me to be a part of this Bookstagram tour*



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