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A Stone for Sascha

Written by Aaron Becker

Illustrated by Aaron Becker

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A Stone for Sascha Review

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Award-winning Aaron Becker has an exceptional gift for telling stories with big themes and deep truths in pictures alone. Off on a holiday by the sea which is tinged with sadness following the death of the family dog, the story tells how a young girl find solace and greater understanding of the scale of the world while exploring the stones on a beach. Through Aaron Becker’s atmospheric and richly-textured illustrations readers follow her enlightening journey of discovery. 

Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for July 2018:

A First Book of the Sea by Nicola Davies

Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talks by Adrian Edmondson

All About Families by Felicity Brooks

A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker

Sleep by Kate Prendergast

The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle

The Cook and the King by Julia Donaldson

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

A Stone for Sascha Synopsis

A beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of JourneyQuest and Return. This year's summer holiday will be very different for a young girl and her family without Sascha, the beloved family dog, along for the ride. But a walk along the beach to gather cool, polished stones becomes a brilliant turning point in the girl's grief. There, at the edge of a vast ocean beneath an infinite sky, she uncovers, alongside the reader, a profound and joyous truth...

In his first picture book since his bestselling Journey trilogy, Aaron Becker achieves a tremendous feat, connecting the personal loss of one child to a cycle spanning millennia - and delivering a stunningly layered tale that demands to be pored over again and again.

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ISBN: 9781406382457
Publication date: 05/07/2018
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406382457
Publication date: 5th July 2018
Author: Aaron Becker
Illustrator: Aaron Becker
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker has worked as an artist for film studios such as Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar to help define the look and feel of characters, stories and the films they become a part of. With Journey he has created characters and worlds of his very own, using traditional materials and techniques. Aaron Becker lives in the USA in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, daughter and cat. This is his first book.

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