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 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.

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

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

The book, for 7-12 year-olds, is packed full of adventure and fun facts.  Check out our Sadie and the Sea Dogs learning resources here.

Book purchase includes a FREE AUDIO BOOK.  The MP4 download is available with order confirmation after purchase. Audio narration by Steve Walker.

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ISBN: 9780995647893
Format: Hardback
Dimensions: 279 x 215 mm
Length: 48
Publication Date: 04/05/2021
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 forty books and sixteen plays. 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 and the University of Kent for services to literature and equality law. Sadie and the Sea Dogs is her first book for children. Duffy lives in London.


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).