Longlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018
While a young boy enjoys a summer's day, his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep under the sea.
This beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of mining history to life.
The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a mining town will enthral children and move adult readers, as a young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family.
Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Footpath Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig.
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Number of pages: 52
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 211 x 282 x 4 mm
'An atmospheric, haunting story about a young boy whose father digs for coal beneath the sea.' - The Bookseller
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