The Song of the Ship Rat

Author(s): Ben Brown

Picture Books

Unroll the maps to Far Away! We’ll sail before the sun … Join our weary ship rat as he reminisces of days gone by, his travels around the world and the sights he’s seen, written in lyrical, evocative language.

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“This book is a keeper with a timeless magic of its own.” — Waikato Times “All of the hallmarks of a great children’s book are here. It is big, it is bold, it is bright, and it moves along at a fast pace. It is wonderful.” — Gordon Crombie, Radio Southland

Ben Brown writes children’s books, non-fiction and short stories for children and adults. He has been a publisher and writer since 1992, collaborating with illustrator Helen Taylor on numerous publications. Ben Brown was awarded the Maori Writer’s Residency at the Michael King Writers’ Centre for 2011.


Helen Taylor is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas. She has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children’s Book Awards and in 2006 won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards with her book A Booming in the Night.

General Fields

  • : 9781775430483
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : April 2013
  • : 265 x 215 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ben Brown
  • : Paperback
  • : Helen Taylor
  • : 5+
  • : 32
  • : Colour