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Sea Change
Sea Change

Sea Change

Save the Ocean

Foreword by Peter Thompon, Edited by Tobias Hickey



112 Pages, 7.5 x 5.25

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $18.99 (US $18.99) (CA $24.99)

Publication Date: April 2024

ISBN 9781913074180

Rights: US & CA

Otter-Barry Books (Apr 2024)

Price: $18.99


A collection of original postcards and messages from 50 illustrators across the world, working to celebrate and protect the precious life in our oceans.

Each illustrator has provided an image of sea creatures, fishes or other sealife, with a message of inspiration to help point out the massive and imminent dangers climate change, pollution, over fishing and other human-led interventions are having on our oceans. The postcards are displayed under three headings: Celebrating the Ocean; The Danger to the Ocean; Take Action for the Ocean.

The world-class illustrators include Axel Scheffler, Roger Mello, Barroux, Piet Grobler, Yuval Zommer, Petr Horácek, Jackie Morris, Nicola Davies and Jane Ray.

The 35 countries represented include; Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, \japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, USA.


"This small but powerful book definitely succeeds in [its] aim and will appeal to readers from migrant and host communities alike, young and old. A timely and heartening work." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Migrations: Open Hearts, Open Borders

Author Biography

Tobias Hickey is a founder, with Piet Grobler, of the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) based at the University of Worcester's School of Arts, where he is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Art & Design Communication. ICPBS was established in 2015. Its broad aim is to encourage the international creation and publication of quality picture books that encourage and embellish civilized values.

Peter Thomson is a fifth generation Fijian, and since 2017 has been the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean. He has long been a campaigner for oceanic conservation and was among those involved in creating the UN's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, in 2017, for the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and seas. He lives in Australia.