‘The powerful tale of a girl who feels broken, and the dolphin who makes her whole.
A story of friendship, hope and self-discovery’
It is always an honour to be involved with a cover reveal but it is an extra delight when it is for a debut children’s book from an Irish author AND I also have a very special advance copy to give to one lucky winner! (see how to enter below)
Wider Than The Sea by Serena Molloy will publish with Hachette Children’s Group March 30th 2023 and is described as ‘an absolutely beautiful contemporary middle-grade verse novel with heart‘ perfect for readers aged 9+.
Serena endured her own personal struggle with dyslexia as a child, until an inspirational teacher changed her life. As a result of these experiences, it is important to Serena Molloy that her writing be very inclusive at all times, celebrating neurodiversity, empathy and the power to change. Ró, the main character in Wider Than The Sea, is described as ‘a beautiful portrait of a dyslexic character who finds the power to finally speak up’
So first let me tell you a little bit about the book. Then take a look at that gorgeous cover & see how you can win a copy. I must mention George Ermos, who has also created superb black and white illustrations to accompany Serena’s words. With a dyslexia-friendly layout and font throughout Wider Than The Sea is a very accessible read to all.
[ About Wider Than The Sea ]
Ró finds school impossible. She knows people think she’s shy – and stupid. But when she goes to the bay each afternoon to watch the dolphin leap through the water, she finds the strength to keep going. Then the dolphin disappears, and everything starts falling apart. Can Ró overcome her fears to find him?
I watch each rise and dip of wave
know Sunny must be out there
wonder if he’s missing me.
I remember that moment
when I touched his skin
and know that finding him
is the only thing
that can make
the aching stop
make me feel
AND HERE IT IS 🥁🥁
Pre-order Link: Wider Than The Sea
🎉🎉WIN A COPY – HOW TO ENTER🎉🎉
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Winner will be announced Sat 5th November
[ Bio ]
Serena Molloy was born in Wexford, Ireland, and is an English teacher who has taught in different schools across the UK. She settled in Galway with her family, where she can see the sea every day. As a mum of four, her house is always noisy but never, ever dull.
Twitter ~ @happy_scribbler