Clopinet, the child of a Normandy peasant, will never work on the land like the rest of the family, for he is lame.
Nor does he want to: he longs for the sea. His chance comes when he escapes from the cruel tailor to whom he has been apprenticed. He takes refuge in a hideaway on the wild cliffs, and lives there, Crusoe-like. His time with the sea is very different from his imaginings, but how rich and rewarding it is! At night the crying of curlews overhead leads him new wings of courage, and the friendship of seabirds opens a whole new life before him.
Please note this copy has light scuffs on the edges of the covers and a small neat inscription on the inside page.
ISBN 10: 0722657706
ISBN 13: 9780722657706
Size: Hardcover128 pages
Publisher: Kestrel Books