A truly beautiful book, with text and illustrations in perfect harmony. A book to treasure!
Julia and the Shark is deep, beautiful and true. The art shines and the writing soars. A classic from cover to cover.
There are no wasted words in this book. Like a seashell, or a flying bird, it is uncluttered and vital. The illustrations, by Tom de Freston, are mesmerising. I loved it.
Tom de Freston's stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave's story
A rich, immersive and wondrous journey, through deep darkness to hope and light
What a gorgeous book - calm, funny, heartfelt, wise, full of the quiet and force of the sea
I fell in love with the tale itself, the setting (I do love a lighthouse!), the characters and the little details - it's a beautiful, forceful storm of a book
INCREDIBLE. Poignant and lyrical and beautiful, it's my favourite of Kiran's books so far and that is saying something. Tom's stunning artwork just brings it to a whole other level
Truly extraordinary. Julia and the Shark is contemporary MG at its best but with a hint of the fantastic. It is the kind of book that you will want to have on your shelves and treasure
A tale of courage, understanding and compassion
Illustrated with dreamlike fluency
Beautifully written, sensitive exploration of mental illness, fear and families
A beautifully written, moving exploration of family, friendship and mental health, with exquisite illustrations by de Freston