The #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed responds to the heartbreak of the current refugee crisis with this deeply moving, beautifully illustrated short work of fiction for people of all ages, all over the world. A short, powerful, illustrated book written by beloved novelist 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, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone. Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Ku...
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Sea Prayer Reviews
”This book is dedicated
to the thousands of refugees
who have perished at sea
fleeing war and persecution.”
Khaled Hosseini, author of ’The Kite Runner,’ A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed has combined his writing skills with the artistic skills of Dan Williams, illustrator, for this epistolary poem, from father to son upon the journey which they are about to embark.
As this is a letter from a father to son to young to have his own memories, the content is meant for, and appropria ...more
“The skies spitting bombs.
These are the things you know.”
You do realise, that if these are things you don't know first-hand, you're just lucky, don't you? I sure do!
This is a most moving tribute to the countless, unlucky people displaced by war – which is a polite way of saying to those whose homes and towns have been bombed to smithereens so they have nowhere safe to live.
"I have heard it said we are the uninvited./ We are the unwelcome./ We should take our misfortune else ...more
Khaled Hosseini's Sea Prayer isn't a book—it's a poem. But it's more than a poem—it is, in essence, a letter written from father to son, a prayer lifted up on the eve of a journey away from their war-torn country, a journey which could prove tremendously dangerous.
In less than 50 pages, Hosseini's words and the beautiful illustrations break your heart. This was inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy believed to have drowned during his family's attempts to flee their c ...more
"And I said to you,
Hold my hand.
Nothing bad will happen."
Khaled Hosseini was inspired to write the short story Sea Prayer after Alan Kurdi, the three year old Syrian Refugee drowned trying to reach safety. In the year after Alan's death 4176 others went missing or have died attempting similar journeys.
The author proceeds from this book will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation. For that reason I really wanted to purchase my own copy of this book.
This book is th ...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
“Toma a minha mão. Nada de mal acontecerá.”
It’s not bad, but it seems a bit dark for a children’s book. The watercolor illustrations didn’t really do much for me. It’s a fathers heartfelt worries and that is beautiful and profound. A beautiful way to honor those lost though.
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