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The Sea House

by Lucy Owen

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry

Published 11 April 2019

£6.99 order here

One night grieving nine-year-old Coral cries so much, she fills her house with tears and wakes to find a magical underwater world packed with exciting sea creatures, right inside her own home! But there are some terrifying creatures who have come to the sea house too. Can Coral find the strength to overcome their darkness, with the help of her new friends?

 

Praise for The Sea House

'A wonderful book ... It brings the marine world literally into our living rooms and I sincerely hope helps awaken a respect and understanding of the marine environment in its readers, young and old alike.' Iolo Williams
 
'Reading The Sea House with my daughter and seeing the enchantment in her face as she reads has been just wonderful. It’s a magical story that’s perfect for family reading.'
Children's TV presenter Alex Winters
 
'A heart-warming, encouraging, uplifting, empowering story.' Elin Manahan Thomas
 
'Thrilling, edgy and exciting, this underwater fantasy works both as an adventure story and/or an original take on loss, grieving, survival and hope.' BookTrust, Books we love in June
 
'Charming and moving in equal measure, The Sea House deals with subjects including grief and bravery with real sensitivity and heart. While the book has a powerful emotional message, it’s also a charming and quirky adventure story; the deeper subject matter is addressed gently, and with an admirable lightness of touch.' Jenny White, Western Mail
 
'A powerful story of courage and friendship as well as a strong conservation message that is lovingly illustrated throughout. A lovely book for early readers and to read together for story time.' South Wales Evening Post
 
'Descriptive writing using rich and varied vocabulary makes it a pleasure to read aloud and offers plenty to challenge a developing reader. Many sea creatures are introduced and described in the story with Fabulous’s Fantastic Fish Facts offering additional information at the end of the story… The illustrations throughout the book are just delightful… Perfect for guided reading with younger children or as a class read aloud…' North Somerset Teachers Book Award
 
'The illustrations in this book are absolutely brilliant, also love the sparkly cover! The story very gently handles the loss of loved one. Perfect for young children to enjoy the adventure within the book and also the message about love and strength to continue! Very happy to recommend on to others, just gorgeous!' Fiona Sharp, Waterstones Durham