A short, powerful, illustrated book written by Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, befor...
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Sea Prayer Reviews
"I have heard it said we are the uninvited.
We are the unwelcome.
We should take our misfortunes elsewhere."
'Sea Prayer' is a letter a father writes to his son. They are fleeing their home country because life there is not safe anymore. They are seeking asylum and risk everything by boarding a boat that may lead them to a better life. At least, that is what they hope. He can offer no gurantees. He can only pray.
Khaled Hosseini first captured my heart with 'The Kite Runner' and since then I have ...more
"But that life, that time, seems like a dream now.”
Hosseini, an international literary sensation with over 55 million books sold, uses this book to mark the one year anniversary of the death of the 3-year Syrian boy whose body washed up on the shores of Turkey, and to also dedicate it to “the thousands of refugees who have perished at sea fleeing war and persecution."
A short, all-ages picture book, it is the story of a father and his son who, facing “the sky spitting bombs,” become refugees, rea ...more
A short, but impactful read, Sea Prayer is a letter from a father to his son, reflecting on their life up until this point, and the potential hazards as they travel across the sea. You can feel the father’s love for his son, and also sympathize with the dread he must feel as they prepare for the risks that lie ahead, in an effort to escape danger and turmoil, to seek a better life.
Sea Prayer was a very quick read but one I really enjoyed. The illustrations were great as well, with the colors ch ...more
Okay, well spent three minutes.
Original: 3 stars.
I think I could read it while holding my breath.
WHAT IS THIS, A STORY FOR ANTS?
VERY, VERY, VERY SHORT.
And overpriced. You can find it on Youtube.
I love you, KH, but why am I feeling scammed?
I will still buy your books tho. But I will CHECK THE NUMBER OF PAGES.
EDIT 1, 2 stars. It could have been so much more, while still being a short thing (not that short tho). 2 stars for the message and for the theme and for the cute poem... but otherwise... it was... a waste... of mon ...more
Wave after wave......
From calm seas of memories to the over-powering turbulence of the present, Khaled Hosseini presents a story drifting from father to son in the form of a tragic letter. From the shores of chaos come words that touch the lips and soften the heart in slow steady beats.
What was is no longer and what will be is only for fate to decide.
Hosseini's father figure grasps the small hand of his son and tries to paint within him a canvas of what life was like in his grandfather's house ...more
Short and poignant with beautiful illustrations. I wish it was longer.
This book came into work and I read it and then we were in Sydney last week and I got my husband to read it in a shop. I know, naughty but I will buy it as some stage.
We are days away from welcoming our second grandchild into this world and as grandparents we want the very best for him, healthy, safe and happy and in New Zealand he will have that.
But this book shows in places arround the world where there is war and upheavle that not all babies and children will have a safe free upbringing. Thi ...more