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The Gift Boat

(2004)
(Inside Grandad)
A novel by

 
 
An unusual and moving story about the magical bond between a boy and his grandfather.

Does it just happen that Gavin and Grandad see the seal while they are fishing in the harbor? Just happen that Grandad talks about the selkies, the seal people who can leave the water and take human form? Just happen that Grandad is finishing the beautiful miniature boat he's making for Gavin's tenth birthday, and Gavin decides to call her Selkie? And at that moment, Grandad has his stroke. Could the selkies have something to do with all this?

Day after day at the hospital, Gavin tries to get through to helpless and speechless Grandad, trying to reach him, explain what's happened to him. Everyone else has given up. But Gavin will try anything. Even asking the selkies to help. To do that, he must give them something to show them how much it matters. What is the dearest thing he owns?

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Hardback Editions

June 2005 : USA Turtleback

Title: Inside Grandad
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-606-33724-5 / 978-0-606-33724-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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June 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Inside Grandad
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4177-3949-5 / 978-1-4177-3949-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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March 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Gift Boat
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 1-4050-3516-1 / 978-1-4050-3516-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inside Grandad
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-385-74641-5 / 978-0-385-74641-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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February 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Inside Grandad
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-385-90873-3 / 978-0-385-90873-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Inside Grandad
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-553-48782-5 / 978-0-553-48782-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gift Boat
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
ISBN: 0-330-42085-2 / 978-0-330-42085-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

November 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gift Boat
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


November 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Gift Boat
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Inside Grandad
Author(s): Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Yearling
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA