Into the Mighty Sea

by Arlene Abundis

On Sale: 06/04/2024

Into the Mighty Sea

by Arlene Abundis

illustrated by Cynthia Alonso

On Sale: 06/04/2024


About the Book

When Mariel’s emotions become a big sea of color, she must learn to sail through or get lost in the swells in Into the Mighty Sea by debut author Arlene Abundis and acclaimed illustrator Cynthia Alonso.

Mariel’s family is a big POP of color! But when her tíos, tías, and cousins arrive for her hermanito’s birthday party, their many besos, noises, and colors start to feel overwhelming. As Mariel’s tears grow into an ocean, she paints a boat to stay afloat and dives into the mighty sea.

When an island calls to her through the swells, she discovers sights, smells, and sounds on its shores that bring back memories of the people she loves the most to guide her back home.

Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Into the Mighty Sea is about a girl with big emotions who learns that sometimes taking a step back can be exactly what you need.


Critical Praise

"A tribute to refugee families, with calmness at the heart of the story. Colorful and lively, yet peaceful, this story offers a glimpse of the hope that follows pain. Beautiful!" — Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of The Surrender Tree and Young People's Poet Laureate Emeritus

"A lyrical, tender, and colorful ode to how a child might navigate a sea of overwhelm using art, family, and courage to heal."   — Aida Salazar, author of the Caldecott Honor book, Jovita Wore Pants 


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063245921
  • ISBN 10: 0063245922
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 06/04/2024
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Multigenerational

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