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The Sea

Piret Raud


A surreal story about the importance of bedtime stories

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The Sea reads a story to her fish every day. But when they are really loud, she escapes for some time alone. Without the Sea, the fish have no-one to read to them, except for a hungry cat…

Piret Raud is Estonia's leading children's book creator, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice, in 2020 and 2022. Her surreal story about the importance of reading and bedtime stories blends a highly imaginative narrative and illustrations with an empathetic understanding of the challenges of solo-parenting.

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'A story that will resonate with many a parent'
Daily Telegraph (Best new books for children)

'This is certainly a surreal, at times almost dreamlike, narrative but any book that ultimately celebrates the importance of reading and bedtime stories we are here for'

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Book Details

Format: PLC

Size: 23.5 x 19.0 cm

Extent: 32 pp

Publication date: 16 September 2021

ISBN: 9780500652138

About the Author

Piret Raud is an award-winning author and illustrator based in Tallinn, Estonia. She has illustrated over forty books and written sixteen books for children, which have been translated into over twelve languages. They include The Ear (Thames & Hudson) and L’histoire de la petite maison qui recherchait des habitants (Rouergue). Piret is the winner of multiple awards for her work in children’s literature and has been nominated for two of the world’s most significant awards for children’s books – the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.