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Wider Than The Sea

On sale

30th March 2023

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444968415

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The award-winning tale of a girl who feels broken, and the dolphin who makes her whole. A powerful story of friendship, hope and self-discovery, perfect for readers aged 9+, beautifully illustrated by George Ermos.

Winner of the Eilís Dillon Award for debut children’s book at the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2024!

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
somewhere
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
not broken.

Reviews

Patricia Forde, Laureate na nÓg (Ireland's Children's Laureate) in Irish Times magazine
A gentle and moving story of friendship, hope and self-discovery ... celebrates neurodiversity and the power to change.
Irish Sunday Times, Children’s Book of the Week
an uplifting story
Irish Examiner
The star of this novel, the friendship between Ró and Cian (The Bean) is done perfectly, capturing that unsteady moment when fiercely loyal childhood friendship tips towards more romantic feelings. A really classy debut.
Editor’s Choice, Reading Matters, Children’s Books Ireland
Molloy's powerful story about a girl who feels broken, and the dolphin who makes her feel complete, is enhanced by Ermos' illustrations. This uplifting tale celebrates self-acceptance, inclusivity and readers of all abilities.
Ruth Ennis, Books Ireland Magazine
A heartwarming, hopeful read with accessibility and understanding at its core, I know this book will be very important to a lot of children who need to see themselves reflected in the stories they read.