People think Jiro-San is mad - he sits on the beach for hours, just listening to the wind and waiting, always waiting. But Taro is fascinated by this wise man and his wonderful secrets, especially when Jiro-San reveals to him that his sea friends are on their way to the beach.
Saviour Pirotta was born and educated in Malta. In 1982, he moved to England and spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. He has written over 60 books for children and adults, including Turtle Bay which won a number of awards. His work has been translated into 15 languages. He lives in Yorkshire. Nilesh Mistry was born in Bombay. He came to Britain in 1975 and studied illustration at Harrow School of Art and Central St Martin's School of Art. He lives in Harrow.