Out to Sea (Paperback)
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Out to Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages
Published: 27/01/2022
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Waterstones Says

Rendered in stunning pencil, watercolour and gouache, Kellock's delicate, heartwarming picture book traces a grief-stricken young girl's tear-stained acceptance of her grandmother's death with immense poignancy.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Illustrated Books 2022

Out to Sea follows the journey of a young girl named Lara who is so sad after the death of her grandmother that she is carried out to sea on a flood of her own tears. When it seems like sadness has overwhelmed her entirely, she discovers a pearl at the bottom of the ocean that triggers memories of the many happy times Lara shared with her grandmother. With the pearl safely at her side, Lara realises that she is not alone and finds the strength to pick up her oars and row herself back home.

Illustrated in Helen Kellock's inimitable style of pencil, gouache and watercolour artworks, Out to Sea expresses the experience of anxiety and grief with unprecedented sensitivity. Unlike other books for children about loss or grief that usher their readers towards a conclusion, Out to Sea shows readers how they might ride the wave of emotions without losing perspective.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500660140
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 308 x 230 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'One of the most gorgeous picture books I have ever seen. Dreamy' - David Walliams

'A sustained marine metaphor for coming to terms with grief, its moody watercolour art buoying the reader along to an uplifting ending' - James Lovegrove, Financial Times

'A moving and uplifting reflection on love and loss for young children' - Scottish Book Trust

'The illustrations of the tiny girl alone on the stormy, dark ocean vividly communicate how isolating grief and depression are, but the addition of the hidden animals remind us we are never alone, even in our darkest hours' - ReadingZone

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Katy Wheatley

“A Really Lovely Book About Recognising and Understanding Grief”

Lara is feeling overwhelmed with grief after her nana dies. She can't seem to shake the sadness. One night she cries so much that her tears roll her down to the sea where she learns to make friends with some of... More

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“A clever, poignant and comforting portrayal of grief”

Out to Sea is such a delicate, poignant and beautiful picture book that cleverly portrays how one little girl grieves her Grandma. I loved the metaphor used to show how it can feel like you’ve been swept out to sea -... More

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“Heart Warming & Gorgeous”

Thank you to the publishes for this review copy.
This is a gorgeous little story about love, loss and life continuing.
The illustrations are fantastic.
It is a perfect hug of a book.
Very happy to recommend it.

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