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Sailing Boat in the Sky
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This very special picture book about the important themes of prejudice, child slavery, pollution, racism and war, was created by Quentin Blake and 1,800 children from all over Europe. One day, Isobel and Nicholas discover a strange-looking boat wreck on the beach. They clamber in, and begin their great adventure. Together with Simona, a wounded stork, they soar through the sky in their sailing boat and see a world that has lost its way -- a girl being bullied, a weak child forced to work, a boy who can barely breathe in a polluted city, a mother and her baby trapped in a war zone. At each place, the children stop to help, and soon the boat is full of their new friends. Soon they must find a place to land where they can build a bigger and better sailing boat, and continue on their humanitarian mission.
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