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The Sea House

Magazine article School Librarian

The Sea House

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Owen, Lucy

The Sea House

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry

Firefly Press, 2019, pp124, [pounds sterling]6.99 978 1 910080 82 5

Coral is mourning the deaths of both her parents in a drowning accident. Aunt Trish and Uncle Jeff are caring for her and doing their best, but sometimes the sadness overwhelms her, as it does during the night she cries herself to sleep only to wake up to find the house brimful of water and sea creatures.

Coral quickly discovers that the house is now occupied by two distinct groups of sea creatures. One, led by Ramone, an enormous sea turtle, like to laugh and have fun. The other, led by Stealth, a stingray with a sad story, hate the very idea of anyone ever being happy and Stealth is keen that Coral joins them. Ramone explains that he and the others, including Fabulous, have come to help her fight against Stealth and a battle ensues between the two groups. …

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