“The Secret of Black Rock” by Joe Todd-Stanton

Erin is fascinated by the legend of Black Rock. It is huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy boats. But are the tales really true? One day Erin sneaks on board her mother’s fishing boat to find out.

“The gentle environmental message takes on a kind of magic,” writes The Guardian about The Secret of Black Rock, beautiful and wise book written and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton. Fishermen and fisherwomen fear the Black Rock and plan to destroy it to keep their boats safe, but Erin discovers that this scary rock isn’t a monster but a safe home to hundreds of amazing sea creatures. Will Erin be able to save the Black Rock from destruction and how? Find out by borrowing and reading this wonderful book together with your kids.

The Secret of Black Rock is written and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton and published in this paperback edition by Flying Eye Books in 2018.

Kids’ books for the Sea Library are bought thanks to sold woven bookmarks. If you want a bookmark, let me know! Let’s help the collection grow.

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