The Silence Seeker

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Tamarind

When a new family move in next door to Joe, his Mum says they have travelled a long way and are asylum seekers but Joe mishears and thinks they are Silence Seekers.

Excited by the challenge of finding silence in the busy city, Joe befriends his new neighbour and tries his best to help him find what he thinks he is looking for.

This is a story of friendship without words or expectations that draws on the natural empathy and understanding between one child and another, however different their histories. It also explores the vibrancy and diversity of city life through gritty, yet child-friendly illustrations that are beautifully atmospheric and evocative.

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