Book Details:

    Harriet’s Home at Sea is a picture book written for early-to-middle readers in a magic realist style. It is 92 pages long, so it’s not the typical bed-time story. It features 45 vivid illustrations done in colored pencil, marker, and chalk pastel.

Summary:
    A young girl manages to save her home after an oil spill devastates the shores of Australia.
Themes:

  • The responsibility we have toward protecting the environment; the book exemplifies the idea “with great power, comes great responsibility”
  • The inherent bond between humans and nature, a bond that is deep but ever diminishing in modern society
  • The value of making contributions to the environment, because it will reap effects that are long lasting and perceptible

    All of these lessons have been carefully woven into an intricate tale of courage, compassion, and unexpected friends.