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Book Launch: Setsuko and the Song of the Sea

Today I have a children’s book launch for you. Setsuko and the Song of the Sea by Fiona Barker (Author), Howard Gray (Illustrator).

Published on the 22nd April 2021, 10% of the net profits from each book sold will be donated to the Marine Conservation Society, the UK charity working for seas full of life. Visit to find out more.

Book Cover Notes

Setsuko loves the sea. She swims its shallows. She dives its depths. But she worries that her friends have chosen to abandon her way of life.

Then she meets a whale who also fears he is the last of his kind. In return for giving him hope, he gifts her a song which she uses to remind people of the beauty of the ocean.

Setsuko took the song and made it her own. They played together from the first crisp light of morning until the setting of the evening sun. Everyone who heard Setsuko’s song was filled with the wonder of the sea. They remembered the beauty and mystery of the ocean.

A story of an unlikely friendship, Setsuko and her friend the whale have one thing in common ― their love of the sea. Much like the revered ama-san, ― women who have been diving off the coast of the Shima peninsula in Japan for over 2,000 years ― Setsuko is a strong girl who is on the path to becoming one of these real-life mermaids.

SetSuko Song of the Sea – Children’s story

Where to Buy

Amazon UK | Book Depository

About the Author

Fiona Barker is positively potty about picture books. An author and founder of the hugely successful Picture Book Club in Windsor – a regular event that connects authors, illustrators, and their audiences – Fiona is constantly working on new ideas. Having self-published her first book `Amelie and the Great Outdoors’ (2016), Fiona has since written `Danny and the Dream Dog’ (Tiny Tree, 2018) and ‘Setsuko and the Song of the Sea’ (2021).

Further Book Info:
  • Published Date: 22nd April 2021
  • Publisher: Tiny Tree Books
  • Page Count: 32

Book Blitz organised by @lovebooksgroup 

Thanks to Kelly at LoveBooksTours and the author Dr Fiona Barker for inviting me on the blog book tour today.

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