Winning Year: 1960
Illustrator: Gerald Rose
Title: Old Winkle and the Seagulls

Original Publisher: Faber
Current Publisher:
Out of print

Old Winkle is a fisherman. He likes to toss fish and bread to the gulls, but has no luck catching fish. The other fishermen laugh at him and his old-fashioned boat. Then, a fish shortage means their once busy boats lie idle in the harbour. Only Old winkle still goes out fishing, beyond the sandbank near the Great Buoy. And because he had listened so often to the gulls' cries, he was the one to hear when their screams spoke of fish.

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