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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
A beautiful wordless epic from the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Journey, Quest 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.
|Publication date:||5th July 2018|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
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.More About Aaron Becker