Sadie and the Sea Dogs

Anita Joice

‘Dreamer.’ Mum called her. ‘Always miles away.’

Sadie lives by the Thames at Greenwich and longs for sea adventure. She happily whiles away hours at The Maritime Museum or gazing at The Cutty Sark and fills her head with dreams of ocean voyages on ancient sailing ships.

‘And there inside she found a different world

Where rigging sang and white winged sails unfurled.’

One day she falls asleep beneath a cabinet in the
 museum and wakes to find herself embarking on an adventure of which she could only have dreamed …

Duffy’s lyrical poetry and Joice’s richly imaginative illustrations combine to create an unforgettable voyage into a magical world of dolphins, mermaids, pirates and treasure.

ISBN: 9780995647893
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm
Length: 49
Publication Date: 06/04/2021
Genre: Children's Picture Book

About the Author

Maureen Duffy was born in Sussex and is a poet, playwright, novelist and biographer. She has published thirty-one books. She is the President of the Authors Licensing and Copyright Society, and Vice President of the Royal Society of Literature. She is London President of the British Copyright Council, and a Fellow of King’s College London. She was made a D.Litt. by Loughborough University in 2011 for services to literature and equality law. Sadie and the Sea Dogs is her first book for children. Duffy lives in


Anita Joice is a self-taught artist with a passion for children’s book illustration. She has worked in academic publishing for many years and lived in Oxford, Beijing and North Carolina.  She is a joyful artist who loves to create doorways to other worlds through paintings.  She has a BA in Social Anthropology and Study of Religions (SOAS, London).