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Article  •  18 October 2023


YouTube star Elayna Carausu announces first picture book

Learn more about Elayna Carausu’s upcoming picture book, First Mate Lenny.

You might recognise Elayna Carausu as one half of the YouTube-famous couple behind the channel Sailing La Vagabonde. Since joining YouTube in 2014, Elayna and her partner Riley Whitelum have chronicled their lives sailing around the world.

From having no clue how to sail to now living on a boat with their two children and sailing full-time, they have shared the ups and downs of their many adventures.

Now, Elayna is putting some of that into picture book form in First Mate Lenny. Centring around Lenny, the couple’s first child, the book follows his adventures from tropical islands to sandy beaches and beyond.

But it’s not all sunshine – along the way, Lenny will face storms and other scary things. Thanks to his loving family, though, he’ll soon learn to be brave and enjoy sailing around the world.

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The book comes out 5 December 2023 but is available for pre order now!

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First Mate Lenny
Ahoy! Come on board as little Lenny learns the ropes of life at sea.
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