A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams s beautiful illustrations The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic a distillation of his strengths Sunday Times On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather s house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother s goat, the clanking of her cooking pots And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home....
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Bloomsbury UK 30 August 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||305 Pages|
|File Size||:||577 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Sea Prayer Reviews
This is a short illustrated novel, a prayer - like the title says.I cried the entire book through. The fluid emotional words are so beautiful and painful at the same time. It's a real story, a living book.If there was ever a book worth buying, it's this one.Also, proceeds are donated to refugee aid organizations.For real people who don't read about sea prayers but who say them.Peace and love for this world.
Eine lesenswerte, wunderschön illustrierte, berührende, aktuelle Kurzgeschichte - aber mit 10 Euro für die digitale Edition preislich VIEL zu teuer angesetzt.
I was so excited for this book. I preordered months and months ago. I, like so many others, was expecting more. I opened the box and was disappointed at the size and that it looked more like a children’s book.But I should have known better. There’s a reason Khalid Hosseini is one of my favorite authors. No, this wasn’t what I was expecting but it was beautiful, the writing and the illustrations, it was meaningful, and it gets its point across.I was hoping for more but am satisfied with what I received. I’ll still be waiting for his next book though with great anticipation!
I suspect I would have loved this book, had the least bit of attention been paid to the Kindle version. However, as it is, it is completely indecipherable. Put simply, if this is the best that can be done, there should be no Kindle version of this book sold.
Powerful images with powerful words. It stirs your heart in a way that sticks with you more than the news you see will.
Since I didn't bother to read the Amazon description or reviews before I ordered this, I expected to sink my teeth into another enthralling Hosseini novel! Disappointed at first, then read the book and was very touched by it. It has a very powerful message. The image of that poor little boy on the beach is one that will never leave me and should never leave anyone who has seen it. The fact that proceeds from the sale of this book will go to refugee organizations is especially heart-warming. Before you blast the author for "ripping you off" stop, think about little Alan Kurdi, and examine your heart and soul.
The message here is great, but the author set the bar very high with his prior works. I was shocked by the brevity of the book and the cost. Hopefully a big chunk of the money paid in fact goes to help refugees. The format of the book is also terribly difficult to read on a kindle or on the kindle app on a small screen device. Recommend using a tablet to read. Overall, this is a fine book, but took just 10 minutes to read. Disappointing is the best way to describe my feelings afterwards.