Out to Sea


From the award-winning author of The Star in the Forest, a heartfelt story about learning to cope with anxiety and grief


ISBN: 9780500652367 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 459 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 31.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2021
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.7 x 31.5 cm
Weight 459 g


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