Have you ever had a dream, or an idea so big and bold and ambitious that you thought it could never happen?

This is the true story of Mr Ellis, and the boat he built in his small back yard in Penzance, in 1906. The success of the venture made him famous and was documented by the local press and is captured in period photographs which can still be viewed today at Penlee House Museum and Morrab Library.

Author John McWilliams lives in St Ives and has pieced together the heart-warming story which has become a Cornish legend. John, with his brother, had his first boat at age eleven and has written books about the Cornish and Breton fishermen and their work.

Illustrator Rose Forshall depicts the storyline, introducing us to Millie and the children who accompanied Mr Ellis on his adventure, making this an enchanting true story for readers of all ages.

The Good Ship True Love – £12.99
Due in May