By: John Banville
Awaiting New Stock MVR 280
The Sea is John Banville's Man Booker prize-winning exploration of memory, childhood and loss.
When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma. The Grace family had appeared that long-ago summer as if from another world.
Mr and Mrs Grace, with their worldly ease and candour, were unlike any adults he had met before. But it was his contemporaries, the Grace twins Myles and Chloe, who most fascinated Max. He grew to know them intricately, even intimately, and what ensued would haunt him for the rest of his years and shape everything that was to follow.
Published in 2008.
Published by: Picador
This snail may be small, but she's determined to see the world - so she hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. It's an unlikely partnership, but when the whale gets into difficulties he discovers just how good a friend a snail can be . . .
The Snail and the Whale Big Book is a whale-sized edition of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Snail and the Whale, and includes activity ideas, and words and music for the Snail and the Whale Song.
For ages 3 to 5.
Published in 2007.
Dimensions: 16.5 x 0.2 x 14.8 inches
Touch the Gruffalo's terrible tusks, feel his knobbly knees and tickle his purple prickles in this bold, eye-catching book with touch-and-feel elements on every page.
Published in 2000.
Mummy Bear has packed the towels, Daddy Bear has packed the parasol and Little Bear is bringing his brand new kite! But the beach can be a busy place, so when Little Bear gets lost his parents hunt high and low. But a clever little bear with a brand new kite won't stay lost for long. All he needs is a strong sea breeze...
For ages 3 to 5.
Published in 2016.