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Julia and the Shark Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Julia and the Shark By Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


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Summary

From bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed illustrator Tom de Freston comes an extraordinary story about family, friendship and hope. Illustrated throughout in black, white and yellow, this stunning book is perfect for 9+ fans of David Almond, Sally Gardner and Frances Hardinge.

Julia and the Shark Summary

Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter and the great Greenland shark. Wrapped up in mesmerising illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback, this is a perfect gift for the holiday season, for 9+ fans of Philip Pullman, Sally Gardner and Frances Hardinge.

The shark was beneath my bed, growing large as the room, large as the lighthouse, rising from unfathomable depths until it ripped the whole island from its roots. The bed was a boat, the shark a tide, and it pulled me so far out to sea I was only a speck, a spot, a mote, a dying star in an unending sky...


Julia has followed her mum and dad to live on a remote island for the summer - her dad, for work; her mother, on a determined mission to find the elusive Greenland shark. But when her mother's obsession threatens to submerge them all, Julia finds herself on an adventure with dark depths and a lighthouse full of hope...

A beautiful, lyrical, uplifting story about a mother, a daughter, and love - with timely themes of the importance of science and the environment.

Julia and the Shark Reviews

Captivating * The Telegraph *
A tale of courage, understanding and compassion * The Observer *
A triumph * The Daily Mail *
Illustrated with dreamlike fluency * The Observer *
Beautifully written, sensitive exploration of mental illness, fear and families * The Daily Mail *
A truly beautiful book, with text and illustrations in perfect harmony. A book to treasure! * Jacqueline Wilson *
Julia and the Shark is deep, beautiful and true. The art shines and the writing soars. A classic from cover to cover. * Eoin Colfer *
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. * Hilary McKay *
Tom de Freston's stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave's story * Cressida Cowell *
A rich, immersive and wondrous journey, through deep darkness to hope and light * Sophie Anderson, author of The House with Chicken Legs *
What a gorgeous book - calm, funny, heartfelt, wise, full of the quiet and force of the sea * Ross Montgomery, author of The Midnight Guardians *
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 * Emma Carroll, author of Letters from the Lighthouse *
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 * Cat Doyle *
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 * Katherine Webber Tsang *

A beautifully written, moving exploration of family, friendship and mental health, with exquisite illustrations by de Freston

* Irish Independent *

About Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston met in 2009, when Kiran was a student and Tom was artist-in-residence at Cambridge University. They have been a couple and collaborators ever since, but Julia and the Shark is their first novel together. Kiran is the award-winning, bestselling author of stories including The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Way Past Winter, and The Deathless Girls, and Tom is making his illustrative debut having worked as an acclaimed artist for many years. They live in Oxford with their cats Luna and Marly, in a house between a river and a forest.

Additional information

GOR012175202
9781510107779
1510107770
Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hachette Children's Group
2022-03-17
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Julia and the Shark