Such rich and vivid prose ... with beautiful illustrations by Tom de Freston
A truly beautiful book, with text and illustrations in perfect harmony. A book to treasure!
Illustrated with dreamlike fluency
Truly extraordinary. Julia and the Shark is contemporary MG at its best but with a hint of the fantastic. It is the kind of book that you will want to have on your shelves and treasure
Tom de Freston's stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave's story
A rich, immersive and wondrous journey, through deep darkness to hope and light
There are no wasted words in this book. Like a seashell, or a flying bird, it is uncluttered and vital. The illustrations, by Tom de Freston, are mesmerising. I loved it.
INCREDIBLE. Poignant and lyrical and beautiful, it's my favourite of Kiran's books so far and that is saying something. Tom's stunning artwork just brings it to a whole other level
Julia and the Shark is deep, beautiful and true. The art shines and the writing soars. A classic from cover to cover.
A tale of courage, understanding and compassion
Beautifully written, sensitive exploration of mental illness, fear and families
What a gorgeous book - calm, funny, heartfelt, wise, full of the quiet and force of the sea
A beautifully written, moving exploration of family, friendship and mental health, with exquisite illustrations by de Freston
I fell in love with the tale itself, the setting (I do love a lighthouse!), the characters and the little details - it's a beautiful, forceful storm of a book