THE TIN BOAT

A NOVEL WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JAMES DENISON-PENDER

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The Tin Boat is an exciting adventure novel set at Lake Baringo in Kenya in 1982. It will be enjoyed by adults as well as older children and teenagers. At the centre of the story is a boat load of five children, a fourteen-year-old boy and girl and three younger boys. They enjoy a wonderful life at Pelican Camp on an island in the lake, and become deeply involved in the lives of the local Njemps tribe. But they are drawn into a much more serious adventure when they are caught up in the violence which follows a coup attempt against the President of Kenya. Separated from their parents they come to rely on the help of the Njemps people and their own resourcefulness in a truly life-threatening situation
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SALIMA

A FANTASY WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY JAMES DENISON-PENDER

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SALIMA is a short fantasy novel which will be enjoyed by children aged 8 to 12. Jo is a bright ten-year- old girl who loves stories. She and her favourite teddy bear Lucas have a frightening encounter in the woods near her home and this is the start of the biggest story of her life. A strange new friendship prompts her to a simple act of kindness. This in turn leads her into a colourful tale from long ago and far away. It is a story of the conflict between the love of learning and the demands of a harsh and dark religion which still has resonances in today’s world.
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