Things never quite go as planned on one of Tim's voyages. His new friend Lucy and her guardian Mr. Grimes are delighted when the enterprising five-year-old proposes they buy a boat and head out to sea. While cruising on the beautiful yacht Evangeline, they quickly fall into the clutches of villainous mutineers ...for what could be Tim's biggest adventure yet! First published between 1936 and 1977, Edward Ardizzone's Little Tim books have been loved by generations of children for their spirited adventures and enchanting narrative from a storyteller who spoke straight to young readers' imaginations.
Edward Ardizzone was the eldest of five children. In 1905 his family moved to Ipswich, where he learnt to know and love the little coastal steamers that he was to draw so often in the Little Tim books. Illustrator of more than 170 much-loved children's books, Edward Ardizzone was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1956 and the CBE in 1971. He died in 1979.