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The Tree That Sang To Me

On sale

28th March 2024

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444968439

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Some feelings are so big, they’re hard to express … A dyslexia-friendly verse story of friendship, family and self-discovery, perfect for readers aged 9+, beautifully illustrated in black and white.

When Kai’s big sister Jen leaves the family home, Kai knows it’s all his fault. His secret burns, but he tells no one, just keeps pulling at tufts of his hair. But in the broad branches of a wasteland sycamore tree, Kai feels safe and free from his worries. Up there he feels he can be whoever he wants to be. And when a girl called Sky starts climbing Kai’s tree, a friendship blossoms … a friendship with the power to heal.

Up here
it’s like
I’m part of something else
the wind
the leaves
the air
free to be
whoever I want to be.

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Reviews

The Irish Examiner
Molloy's verses deftly create a short but striking story on coping with anxiety and the bond between siblings. A dyslexia-friendly story with emotive illustrations from Ermos capturing key moments throughout.
Connacht Tribune
It's a beautiful depiction of childhood and angst . . .
Ruth Ennis, Books Ireland Magazine
Praise for Wider Than the Sea: 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.
Editor’s Choice, Reading Matters, Children’s Books Ireland
Praise for Wider Than the Sea: 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.