The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair

By Lara Williamson

Synopsis

Becket Rumsey is all at sea. His dad has run away with him and his brother Billy in the middle of the night. And they've left everything behind, including their almost-mum Pearl. Becket has no idea what's going on - it's a mystery. So with the help of Billy and a snail called Brian, Becket sets out on a journey of discovery.

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Review

'A Boy Called Hope was a standout debut in 2014, and this shows the same emotional depth and poignancy, though told with a very accessible lightness of touch.' - The Bookseller 'Lara Williamson writes books that are poignant and heart-warming, books unequivocally and unashamedly about love... The humour comes from Becket's idiosyncratic view of life, and the things he gets up to with little brother Billy, but also from the gap that exists between adults' and children's understanding of the world. Becket does find the answers to his questions, and ends the book happier and a bit wiser - readers will too.' - LoveReading4Kids Lara excels at writing stories that walk a fine line between humour and sadness. One minute, you are wiping a sad tear away, the next you're crying with laughter. - Serendipity Reviews 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