Out to Sea


This book is not yet published, but will be available from March 2022.

ISBN: 9780500660140 Category:

Helen Kellock


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.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 30.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 27 March 2022
Number of pages 32
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 23 x 30.8 cm
Weight 300 g


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