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Ella and the Waves

Britta Teckentrup

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Picture storybooks, Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-es

A beautiful and timely story about turning fear into courage, from internationally acclaimed and award-winning author-illustrator, Britta Teckentrup.

A beautiful and timely story of how one girl turns fear into courage with the help of a friendly whale, from internationally acclaimed and award-winning author-illustrator, Britta Teckentrup.

Ella sits alone in a boat, battling waves so high they touch the sky. A bodiless voice beneath the surface of the sea tells her it is hopeless, she'll never find land, she'll never be safe... But there are kind voices at sea too - ones that offer encouragement, support and the promise of hope.

With the kindness of a small white bird, a lesson from a pod of porpoises and the support of a gentle whale, Ella finds her courage and discovers she was never alone.

A story that serves as a reminder that though we may face our fears alone, we are all in this together.

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Britta Teckentrup

Britta Teckentrup is an illustrator, fine artist and writer. She was born in Hamburg, Germany, and went on to study at St. Martin's College and the Royal College of Art in London. Britta has created over 40 books, translated in 20 languages worldwide, and her artwork has been shown at exhibitions all over the world. She lives and works in Berlin with her artist husband and their son.

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