The Girl from the Sea

The Girl from the Sea

3.58 (95 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback
By (author) 

List price: US$6.36

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


While recuperating on the south coast of France after a terrible accident, 13-year-old Beau meets Lelee, a sort of wild child, more at home in the sea than on land. Together with Beau's younger sister they roam around the Bay of Angels in their little boat in search of a box that Lelee believes contains a fortune. They are constantly being watched by a group of smugglers who are looking for the same box. The summer turns into an intriguing adventure which gradually unfolds as Beau regains his strength, thanks to his new surroundings and the people he meets, including his eccentric aunt, her companion Clothilde and, above, all, Lelee, who also has her own sad tale that means she must one day leave the place she loves.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 164g
  • Puffin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141316829
  • 9780141316826

About James Aldridge

James Aldridge grew up in Victoria, Australia. In 1938 he moved to London where he established a career in journalism, working for major international newspapers. He has written over thirty novels for adults and children, including plays and TV scripts. He is best known in Australia for his novels set in the fictional town of St Helen; they include The True Story of Spit MacPhee, which won the 1986 Guardian Award. He still lives in London, SW11.
show more

Rating details

95 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 26% (25)
4 20% (19)
3 41% (39)
2 12% (11)
1 1% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X