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Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Annet Schaap, Laura Watkinson (Translator)


  • Friends & Family - tears and laughter, and happy ever after
  • Action Adventures - chills, thrills and plenty of spills

Average rating

4 out 5

A stunningly illustrated, enchanting fairytale adventure debut.


A book which deals with some very difficult themes with great understanding and gentleness. Although set in the past it is a modern fairy tale dealing with issues such as alcoholism, abuse, disability and acceptance. The characters are all very well drawn and the plot exceptionally well crafted with a homage to Hans Christian Andersen running throughout. Would make a fabulous KS2/3 read.


This is a gorgeous book; echoes of the Secret Garden woven into a magical fairytale, full of mermaids, pirates, plucky children and ships in bottles. I loved it. I am reading it with my book club as part of the Carnegie Shadowing scheme and they all loved it too. A rich, emotional and life affirming read.


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