Out on the Water – Twelve Tales of the Sea

‘Take the tiller, Tom,’ said Dad.
‘Me?’ said Tom.
‘Sure. Birthday treat. And because you’ve been crewing long enough.’

Ten short stories, and two longer historical ones, bring to life the thrills and challenges of sailing, paddling and travelling on the seas around New Zealand.

Accompanied by Bruce Potter’s vivid illustrations, these are the work of a world-class children’s writer with an intimate knowledge of the sea. For children who love the sea and lakes, or who simply love adventure.

Written by Tessa Duder

$32.50 incl. GST

2 in stock

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About the Kiwi author

Tessa DuderTessa Duder is one of New Zealand’s favourite authors. Find out more on her author page.



Additional information

Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 cm
First published



Paperback edition



Page count


Published by

Oratia Books

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