“Real boats sail on the ocean. I want to sail there, too, just like a real boat!”
So a paper boat starts a journey from a pond to the ocean, meeting other boats, along the river first, then in the harbor, and to the sea, until waves are so big that the little boat sinks. Is he going to spend the rest of his life underwater? A diver finds him and the paper boat finally has the name he deserves: Intrepid!
Marina Aromshtam is an award-winning Russian writer and teacher. She has been shortlisted for the Leo Tolstoy Prize in 2012.
Victoria Semykina is a Russian illustrator living in Bologna. Her picture books are internationally acclaimed and with the book The real boat she has been shortlisted for 2018 Klaus Flugge Prize.