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The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair Kindle Edition
All Becket wants is for his family to be whole again. But standing in his way are two things: 1) his dad, his brother and him seem to have run away from home in the middle of the night and 2) Becket’s mum died before he got the chance to say goodbye to her. Arming himself with an armchair of stories, a snail named Brian and one thousand paper cranes, Becket ploughs on, determined to make his wish come true.
A brave boy with a big imagination sets out on an epic voyage of “discovery, helped by a snail called Brian. ― The Mirror
A touching, funny tale. ― The Sunday Express
An incredibly emotional read, all because of Lara’s perfectly crafted characters, writing and storytelling. A story of friendship, love, loss and so much more, touching on subjects rarely addressed. I am incredibly excited to read more of Lara’s work in the future. ― BookMonsters
Beckett follows his dreams and ends the story happier and wiser – and so will you. ― The Week Junior --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B013TFBAII
- Publisher : Usborne Publishing (1 October 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 4925 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 336 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,026,835 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book had sat on my shelf for quite a long time, and I never really knew when I would get round to reading it. When I did pick it up I didn’t really put it down again... apart from when I went to sleep!
If you have suffered a loss or a trauma or grief in your life, then Becket and little Billy are easily identifiable characters. For me, it was my Grandma, and even though I was older than Becket when it happened, his fear and regret reminded my so closely to my own.
Add into that story, Dad’s struggles and the inclusion of a really tough theme (one I don’t think I have ever come across before in middle grade fiction) and you have a fantastic story of survival, hope and the power of friendship.
The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair, is a must read for adults, let alone 10-12 year olds!
Being an adult close to 40, I prefer quality kids books from current authors - it gives me that feeling of love and wonder I felt as a child, and still carry with me. As most children's books, it's about love, sharing, personal growth, creative approach to the daily events.
I loved this trip. Thank you, Lara!
I was initially worried about the context but read on with trepidation at the choice I was to make - troubling subject matters do bot always work in group reading. These contexts, however, became the reason that I could not put the book down. Tears streamed - not just sad ones - genuine attachment to characters developed and belief in the reactions/traits shown by the characters of different ages grew.
I have lost significant people in my life and this Helped me; I'm sure children will enjoy ans benefit from the precious treatment of the family involved in this delightful, honest and robust yet magically woven tale.