Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer

Title:Sea Prayer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:48 pages

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, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

Impelled to write this story by the haunting image of young Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, Hosseini hopes to pay tribute to the millions of families, like Kurdi's, who have been splintered and forced from home by war and persecution, and he will donate author proceeds from this book to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and The Khaled Hosseini Foundation to help fund lifesaving relief efforts to help refugees around the globe. Hosseini is also a Goodwill Envoy to the UNHCR, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.


    Sea Prayer Reviews

  • Lala BooksandLala

    Truly one of the best books of 2018. Impactful and difficult, reading this with my 8 year old was a daunting yet necessary task....

  • Larry H

    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 thei...

  • Kelly Hager

    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 ...

  • Linda

    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 sh...

  • Lola

    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 t...

  • Elizabeth Sagan

    EDIT 3, 3 stars. So I've been thinking about this for a few months now. A few months ago I read Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love and I loved it. I thought if I liked that one, why couldn't I like ...

  • Diane S ?

    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...

  • Dana Ilie

    I'm speechless and crying. With a few words and some illustrations this guy told the world all that is to tell...

  • Ij

    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...

  • Cheri

    ”This book is dedicatedto the thousands of refugeeswho have perished at seafleeing war and persecution.”Khaled Hosseini, author of ’The Kite Runner,’ A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Moun...