Julia and the Shark

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Author), Tom de Freston (Illustrator)


Format Paperback



Julia and the Shark

by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Tom de Freston
Hardcover, Jacketed >
A deeply moving story about one family’s fierce love and resilience, perfect for starting conversations about how it’s okay to not be okay.
Ten-year-old Julia loves the mysteries of the ocean, just like her scientist mother. Her family is spending the summer on a remote island where her mom is searching for the elusive Greenland shark, a creature that might be older than the trees, and so rare that it’s only been seen a few times.  
But the ocean is reluctant to give up its secrets, and Julia tries not to worry as her mother returns disappointed at the end of each day.  
Determined to prove that the shark is real, Julia sets off on a quest to find it herself, armed with a set of coordinates, a compass, and her trusty rain jacket.
She soon realizes that there are some journeys you shouldn’t go on alone. As Julia comes face to face with the dark and wondrous truths of the sea, she finds the strength to leave the shark in the depths and kick up towards the light.  
Through a unique blend of words and art, Julia and the Shark tells an unforgettable story full of dark depths and starry skies, courage and hope.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston met in 2009, when Kiran was a student and Tom was artist-in-residence at Cambridge University. They have been a couple and collaborators ever since, but Julia and the Shark is their first novel. Kiran is the award-winning, bestselling author of stories including The Girl of Ink & StarsThe Way Past Winter, and The Deathless Girls, and Tom is making his illustrative debut, having worked as an acclaimed artist for many years.

Pub Date: 3/28/2023

ISBN: 9781454948698

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 224 pages, 2-color illus.

Trim: 6 x 8.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Middle Grade Fiction

Age Range: 10 and up

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 32