Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer

A short, powerful, illustrated book written by Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, bef A short, powerful, illustrated book written by Khaled Hosseini in response to the current refugee crisis, Sea Prayer is c...

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Title:Sea Prayer
Author:Khaled Hosseini
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:B079WM7Z7T
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:48 pages pages

Sea Prayer Reviews

  • Cheri
    Sep 30, 2018
    ?This book is dedicated to the thousands of refugees who have perished at sea fleeing war and persecution.? Khaled Hosseini, author of ?The Kite Runner,? A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed has combined his writing skills with the artistic skills of Dan...
  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 08, 2018
    "But that life, that time, seems like a dream now.? Hosseini, an international literary sensation with over 55 million books sold, uses this book to mark the one year anniversary of the death of the 3-year Syrian boy whose body washed up on the shores of Turkey, and to also dedi...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    Oct 11, 2018
    5? ?The skies spitting bombs. Starvation. Burials. These are the things you know.? You do realise, that if these are things you don't know first-hand, you're just lucky, don't you? I sure do! This is a most moving tribute to the countless, unlucky people displaced by wa...
  • Kelly Hager
    Jul 07, 2018
    I'm really not sure how to describe this book. It's a letter from a father to his son, the night before they leave their war-torn country for a safer place. It's not great and the father is terrified because it involves a great deal of danger (especially for the portion of the trip tha...
  • Erica
    Jul 12, 2018
    Left heartbroken after seeing the photo of toddler Alan Kurdi's body lying face-down on a Turkish beach, Hosseini sought to express his feelings, as a father, regarding families of refugees enduring physical and emotional loss to reach a potential safe harbor. Sea Prayer is Hosseini's ...
  • Diane S ☔
    Sep 22, 2018
    I read this short offering by Hosseini, an author I very much admire, in a matter of minutes. In the title is the word prayer, and it is a prayer to a child, a people, young people who will never know the country of their birth, Syria, without bombs, towns in ruins and starvation. Not ...
  • Ij
    Oct 29, 2018
    Sea Prayer is a beautifully illustrated short story (very short), where a father reminisces with his sleeping son in his arms. They are refugees waiting for the next stage of their journey. The father recalls how he and his brothers enjoyed their summers at their grandfather?s farm, ...
  • Sam Quixote
    Nov 02, 2018
    Khaled Hosseini was inspired to write Sea Prayer after seeing the photo of the corpse of 3 year old Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015; he was one of thousands of refugees who died fleeing the war in Syria. Sea Prayer is a short all-ages book which takes the ...
  • Larry H
    Sep 26, 2018
    Khaled Hosseini's Sea Prayer isn't a book?it's a poem. But it's more than a poem?it is, in essence, a letter written from father to son, a prayer lifted up on the eve of a journey away from their war-torn country, a journey which could prove tremendously dangerous. In less tha...
  • Magrat Ajostiernos
    Mar 27, 2019
    Muy muy cortito, evocativo y tristsimo. ...
  • Farah Shamma
    Sep 17, 2018
    ?Because all I can think tonight is how deep the sea, and how vast, how indifferent. How powerless I am to protect you from it.? ...
  • Linda
    Oct 01, 2018
    Wave after wave...... From calm seas of memories to the over-powering turbulence of the present, Khaled Hosseini presents a story drifting from father to son in the form of a tragic letter. From the shores of chaos come words that touch the lips and soften the heart in slow steady b...
  • Lola
    Sep 21, 2018
    This is a very short book?a picture book, really?but because of the subject matter, it feels almost heavy in my hands right now. My eyes also understand that this is no bedtime story. It isn?t the most original piece ever written, but do we really need ??originality??...
  • Mohammed-Makram
    Apr 22, 2019
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  • Zoe
    Sep 04, 2018
    Impactful, evocative, and profoundly moving! Sea Prayer is an intense, beautifully depicted story that highlights the plight of thousands around the world who are forced to leave their homes and embark on a perilous journey to find safety and freedom for themselves and their familie...
  • Mutasim Billah
    Sep 18, 2018
    Sea Prayer is like that rare songbird singing on a winter morning, only to fly away in a moment. Inspired by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on the beach in Turkey in September 2015, it is a touching tribute to the families of ...
  • Maria Espadinha
    Oct 16, 2018
    SOS Mundo Quando um cadver dum menino de 3 anos, assoma costa da Turquia, legtimo interrogarmo-nos sobre as causas de to chocante acontecimento! Porm, assim que nos inteiramos da nacionalidade da criana em referncia, vemos dissipados todos os eventuais comos e p...
  • Dana Ilie
    Jan 05, 2019
    I'm speechless and crying. With a few words and some illustrations this guy told the world all that is to tell ...
  • Victoria
    Oct 07, 2018
    Only a talent like Hosseini could conjure such poignancy and pain in a few scant pages. Beautiful in the telling, magnificent in its illustrated execution; a reminder that there are so many who will risk everything for refuge. Thank you, Mr. Hosseini. ...
  • Stephanie Anze
    Oct 19, 2018
    "I have heard it said we are the uninvited. We are the unwelcome. We should take our misfortunes elsewhere." 'Sea Prayer' is a letter a father writes to his son. They are fleeing their home country because life there is not safe anymore. They are seeking asylum and risk everythi...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Apr 06, 2019
    Truly one of the best books of 2018. Impactful and difficult, reading this with my 8 year old was a daunting yet necessary task. ...
  • Seemita
    Sep 08, 2018
    [Originally appeared here: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/l...] For long now, Khaled Hosseini has cemented his position as an author who imparts a subtle yet searing voice to the victims of war, riots and displacement, especially in the Islamic countries. We have clutched our h...
  • Brandice
    Oct 07, 2018
    A short, but impactful read, Sea Prayer is a letter from a father to his son, reflecting on their life up until this point, and the potential hazards as they travel across the sea. You can feel the father?s love for his son, and also sympathize with the dread he must feel as they pre...
  • Tukunjil Nayeera
    Jul 20, 2018
    This short yet very powerful book left me with a broken heart. In September 2015 a photograph made global headlines which was taken by Nilfer Demir, a Turkish photojournalist, and photographer based in Bodrum, Turkey. The photograph was of a young boy on a beach, fully clothed...
  • Creta
    Feb 21, 2018
    YASSSSSSSSHHHH FINALLY. A NEW FREAKIN? BOOK. ...
  • Elizabeth Sagan
    Sep 17, 2018
    Original: 3 stars. * I think I could read it while holding my breath. * WHAT IS THIS, A STORY FOR ANTS? * VERY, VERY, VERY SHORT. * And overpriced. You can find it on Youtube. * I love you, KH, but why am I feeling scammed? * I will still buy your books tho. But I will CHEC...
  • Cindy Pham
    Dec 27, 2018
    Short and poignant with beautiful illustrations. I wish it was longer. ...
  • Sheri
    Nov 29, 2018
    Even amongst the bombs, starvation, and burials, hope never dies. Witness here a father?s prayer that his son shall know safety, security, and home as a place of happiness. A short read that is poignant and powerful. ...
  • Supreeth
    Sep 07, 2018
    Okay, well spent three minutes. ...
  • Nicola Gipson
    May 08, 2019
    ?Sea Prayer? is Hosseini?s heartbreaking tribute to the death of three year Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi who drowned while attempting to reach Greece in 2015. Dan William?s beautiful watercolours are a haunting accompaniment to the poignant and poetic story of a father fleeing ...