Look inside this beautiful underwater story that talks about grief and courage

Published on: 19 July 2019

The Sea House is a powerful story of the strength of courage and friendship to overcome sadness, which will encourage and reassure young children as well as entertaining them. 

One night, grieving nine-year-old Coral cries so much, she fills her house with tears and wakes to find a magical underwater world packed with exciting sea creatures, right inside her own home! But there are some terrifying creatures who have come to the sea house, too. Can Coral find the strength to overcome their darkness, with the help of her new friends?

Inspired by author and BBC Wales presenter Lucy Owen's own grief at the death of her father when she was a teenager, The Sea House (Firefly) is beautifully illustrated with line drawings by Rebecca Harry. In fact, it's the illustrator's FORTIETH published book! 

Look at illustrations from The Sea House

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Coral and Fabulous in the tank illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Coral singing illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Coral sliding down the bannisters illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Coral sneezing illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Puffer and the anemones illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Ramone illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Ray illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Coral and Fabulous illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen
Coral and Fabulous in the tank illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Coral singing illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Coral sliding down the bannisters illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Coral sneezing illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Puffer and the anemones illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Ramone illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Ray illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Coral and Fabulous illustrated by Rebecca Harry, from The Sea House book by Lucy Owen

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Listen to Lucy Owen talk about the personal circumstances behind the book


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