A Sea of Stories
Illustrator: Paddy Donnelly Publisher: Stripes
Whenever Roo visits Grandpa, she loves exploring the seaside cove near his cottage. But on her latest stay, Grandpa explains that he can’t go down there any more – the path is too steep and overgrown for him to manage. Instead Grandpa tells Roo the stories behind the many objects that fill his house. All of Grandpa’s stories feature the cove and Roo realizes that now, even though they’re so close to the sea, Grandpa is cut off from it. Is there anything she can do to bring Grandpa to the place he loves the most?
An inspiring tale about the importance of sharing stories, beautifully illustrated by Paddy Donnelly.
"A charming tale about kindness and friendship" - The Independent, 50 Best Books of 2019 for Children
"Perfect for newly confident readers, managing to offer rich language and a special story with lovely colour illustrations, full of details and a pleasure to linger over. It is a wonderful tale" - North Somerset Teachers Book Award
"This is such a wonderfully precious book" - Lily and Fae
"Winner of the ‘Not A Singe Eye Dry’ award... A beautiful story about the importance of memories and tales." - Book Murmuration
"Immensely likeable characters, gentle storytelling and full of heart... Paddy’s illustrations wonderfully capture the joy and warmth of this story" - Book Lover Jo
"Inspiring and charming new story about the importance of sharing stories" - Pam Norfolk, Book-Marked
"Highlighting the importance of sharing stories, this unusual story is both warm and infused with a delightful quirkiness." - Redreadinghub
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