Billy and the Secret Ship is more than a book for kids.
It’s an artfully written, beautifully illustrated life lesson for us all on the magic of imagination, the poetry of dreams, and the lasting power
of the bond between generations. It’s the perfect gift to share with your children or grandchildren.” 


Throughout the years at bedtime, Billy’s Grandpa spins tales while carving out a wooden ship.  Each new ship launches Billy and Grandpa on their perilous, daring adventures through the high seas as Billy learns to sail through the calm and storm of life.  Over the years Billy always fell asleep before he could experience the full story. But one morning  he wakes up to find he has to navigate the continuing adventure on his own.

Like Billy, if you’re lucky, you have a wise person who passes on a baton to guide and empower you.

"Everyone has a secret ship inside waiting to sail," Grandpa tells Billy. 

Billy and the Secret Ship invites you to experience Billy’s and find yours.


Title: Billy and the Secret Ship
Date of Publication: May 25th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-887276-45-0
Price: US $9.95
Author: Mardee Kravit
Illustrator: Juliet Hitchner
Publisher Imprint: Cool Grove Press
Age Range: 4-8 years old
Number of pages: 32
Trim size and style: 8.5” X 8.5”  Paperback only
Illustrations: Entire book 4 color bleed
Social Media: @BillyandtheSecretShip