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The Orphan and the Albatross

John Camillo Demi Orfanidis

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Shawline Publishing Group
15 May 2021
A young albatross finds safety with Tommy, amid the vast waters, beginning a relationship that would last across time. Tommy, orphan, escapes the fire of London on a cargo ship which is then plundered by pirates…he is captured and taken to their haven, hidden in the wilds of a jungle. Short Shanks, a wild and crazy pirate, visits the haven while his ship is refurbished to his higher standards. Tommy hides on Short Shanks ship but is found and cast adrift in a lifeboat by the surly Captain.

A young albatross finds safety with Tommy, amid the vast waters, beginning a relationship that would last across time. Through growing up on an island with natives terrified of cosmic forces, to further tragic adventures on doomed vessels of the sea and a life immersed in death beyond the shadows and living as a hermit for 150 years with only a mind of tortured memories…Tommy shares his story with a young man who happens to be a distant descendant and the dark spell over him is broken.

The author thought that Coleridge’s ‘Rime Of The Ancient Mariner’ would be a sure-fire winner for students years ago. He was fascinated with the visual masterpiece and he has finally come up with this adaptation based on the original poem.

A classic for a new generation of readers and a revitalised enthusiasm that the story will find the reception it deserves.

“A classic retelling of a wonderful poem and given such fresh passion for new readers, well done and shall make sure my children know this tale as I am sure generations to come will also…” - Derek, Indiebook Reveiwer
Illustrated by:   Demi Orfanidis
Imprint:   Shawline Publishing Group
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781922444974
ISBN 10:   1922444979
Pages:   110
Publication Date:  
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 18 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

A lifetime of observations and pondering the ‘ineffable’s’ and the ‘inscrutable’s’ finally led John Camillo to seek clarity through writing. While he is happy enough with the satisfaction of completing projects in fiction, poetry and drama, he is game enough to launch into the public domain and share the inspirations that have obsessed his mind along the way. Make of them what you will.

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