Synopsis: The journey of a determined sailor!
Zoe is the only person in her fishing village who is afraid of the sea. One day, she hears from an old captain about a mysterious elixir that turns the person who drinks it into the most courageous sailor in the world. It is protected by a ferocious monster at the end of all the oceans.
As years pass, Zoe keeps thinking about the elixir and becomes determined to find it. She builds her own boat and sets out on a perilous journey where she encounters sea dragons, pirates, and even giant octopuses! Will Zoe be able to overcome the terrible beast guarding the potion? And will she finally be able to call herself the most courageous sailor in the world?
Release Date: 1st March 2022
Genres: Picture Book, Adventure, Fears, Sailing, Mythology/ Legends, Sea Monsters, Bravery, Fantasy
Thank you so much to Chouette / Crack Boom Books and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: Zoe is fascinated by the sea captains stories but terrified of doing it herself. The sea is too scary for her from all the sea captains stories. Then he tells tales of an elixir to help you always be brave. She sets off on an adventure to find that elixir and be scared no more.
It’s so sad this was rushed it was really cute, but the sea adventure part was so rushed and didn’t give us much detail at all. I would have loved a few more pages so it could have told more of her battles with the sea creatures she came across.
The story was really sweet though, she became brave without even thinking about it, so determined to not be scared anymore she set out and literally faced her fear and didn’t think twice about it until she was where she wanted to be.
I liked that there were a few mythology facts at the end also, always good to learn about different myths and legends.