A Message to the Sea

(Not in Napier/Taradale Libraries)

Author – Alex Shearer

Age – 9+

It hadn’t occurred to Tom Pellow before, but when he heard a song on the radio, ‘Message in a bottle,’ he thought it might be a fun idea to send a message out into the world. He put his email on the bottom, just in case someone somewhere exotic did find it and want to write back.

Waiting was the hardest part, but when his own bottle came back with a message, he was excited, amazed and a little bit scared. Could it be real or was someone pulling a nasty trick on him? Who would joke about the loss of his dad at sea a year before?

Putting his fear aside, Tom sends another message and discovers the impossible. But who could he tell and would they believe him?

This was a beautifully written, simple story about loss, grief and hope.

(Loss, Grief, Sea, Ocean, Hope, Wonder, Miracle)






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