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Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
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Sea Prayer (original 2018; edition 2018)

by Khaled Hosseini (Author)

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A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations 'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic a distillation of his strengths' Sunday Times On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather 's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother 's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.… (more)
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Brief and lovingly rendered. Beautiful descriptions. ( )
  KatKinney | Mar 3, 2022 |
Lacking the depth of his powerful novels, this very short 48-page book is nice to look at thanks to the wonderful watercolor illustrations of Dan Williams, but I wish I'd borrowed it from the library. It tells the sad history of Homs, Syria's third largest city. My favorite aspect was symbolism of color leaching from the pages as strife and war ravaged the idyllic beauty of the city and countryside. There are much better books written about refugees than this one. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
Breathtakingly beautiful, and heartbreakingly sad. Author proceeds go to helping refugees. ( )
  CaitlinMcC | Jul 11, 2021 |
26 beautiful, sad, tragic pages wonderfully illustrated. ( )
  SusanWallace | Jul 10, 2021 |
Uma Prece ao Mar é um pequeno livro escrito por Khaled Hosseini, maravilhosamente ilustrado por Dan Williams e traduzido por Manuela Madureira.

O escritor inspirou-se na história de um menino sírio de 3 anos, Alan Kurdi, que morreu no mar Mediterrâneo quando fugia com a família, em busca de um porto de abrigo na Europa. É também dedicado a milhares de refugiados que morreram ao fugirem da guerra e da perseguição nos seus países.

Narrado de uma forma poética, em que as imagens valem por muitas palavras, este é um livro enternecedor, que facilmente nos faz chorar.

Conta a história de um pai que, enquanto espera o barco que lhes poderá devolver a esperança, vai embalando o filho e reconfortando-o com histórias da sua própria infância feliz, quando se divertia a ser criança com os irmãos na casa de quinta do avô.
Mas o balido das cabras, o som dos tachos da avó, o ar fresco e o sol, as frutas, as flores, os passeios do filho com a mãe, o som das represas e regatos, os passeios pelas mesquitas repletas de vida de Homs, deram lugar aos protestos, ao cerco, às bombas, à fome, aos funerais, aos escombros de um passado que ruiu.
Na praia escura e fria, aguardam um barco que os possa salvar. Este pai sente-se dilacerado pela fé que o filho deposita nele e resta-lhe apenas rezar pela "carga mais preciosa de sempre", que a embarcação transportará, o filho.
É impossível não se ficar comovido, não sofrer com este pai. Tão lindos os sentimentos numa realidade tão dura e cruel. ( )
  Celiagil | Mar 24, 2021 |
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This book is dedicated to the thousands of refugees who have perished at sea fleeing war and persecution
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My dear Marwan, in the long summers of childhood, when I was a boy the age you are now, your uncles and I spread our mattress on the roof of your grandfather's farmhouse outside of Homs.
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A Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller A deeply moving, gorgeously illustrated short story for people of all ages from the international bestselling author of The Kite Runner, brought to life by Dan Williams's beautiful illustrations 'The book may be brief, but it is beautiful, poetic a distillation of his strengths' Sunday Times On a moonlit beach a father cradles his sleeping son as they wait for dawn to break and a boat to arrive. He speaks to his boy of the long summers of his childhood, recalling his grandfather 's house in Syria, the stirring of olive trees in the breeze, the bleating of his grandmother 's goat, the clanking of her cooking pots. And he remembers, too, the bustling city of Homs with its crowded lanes, its mosque and grand souk, in the days before the sky spat bombs and they had to flee. When the sun rises they and those around them will gather their possessions and embark on a perilous sea journey in search of a new home.

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