Juvenile fiction


: Mariëlle van Sauers

illustrator: Tineke Lemmens

Sea mist

A poetic story about a young girl who is suffering from an incurable disease.

I have a shell in my head. Not just any old shell.

Not the kind you see lying around on the beach everywhere.

The ones that are so ordinary that you don't care if you step on them and smash them.

No. The shell in my head is special.

Mariëlle van Sauers is capable of making one of mankind's biggest dilemmas - a child's dying - tangible. The lyrical lines reflect the fear and loneliness of an incurably ill child. The aquarelles by Tineke Lemmens, full of light and air, match perfectly the modesty of the story.