The Antlered Ship

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title The Antlered Ship
Authors and Contributors      Illustrated by   Eric Fan
Illustrated by   Terry Fan
By (author)   Dashka Slater
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 203,Width 279
CategoriesPicture storybooks
ISBN 9781786031068
Preschool (0-5)
Edition Illustrated Edition

Publishing Details

Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 6 August 2019
NZ Release Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom


An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure. Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What's the best way to find a friend you can talk to?

Author Biography

ERIC FAN is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture and f?ilm. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions and impossible dreams. The Night Gardener is his f?irst children's book. See more of his work at and on Facebook (Eric Fan Illustration).TERRY FAN received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits and prints. The Night Gardener is his first book. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online at and and on Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration).Dashka Slater is an award-winning journalist, who has written for Newsweek and The New York Times, among other publications. This is her first YA non-fiction book, but she also writes fiction for adults and picture books for younger children.