The Tide Singer by Eloise Williams & August Ro (Illustrator)

Thank you Barrington Stoke for this review copy.


In the wake of a tempest hitting her town, Morwenna is left to take care of a stranger washed ashore.

The storm is just another of many that have plagued the town for years – people blame the tide singers, legendary sea people who are said to charm storms with their singing.

Morwenna has never believed the tales, but when she is left alone with the stranger, she realises this is no ordinary girl. Can the stories be true? Can the girl control the tides with nothing more than her voice?

Her arrival brings danger of a different kind, and Morwenna must draw on all the courage she has in order to stop a conflict that could destroy her home..

Review: I thoroughly enjoyed the world building in The Tide Singer. Within the first couple of paragraphs set everything up beautifully. Morwenna’s tasks, the island, the peopled, etc. I especially liked the graveyard Morwenna and her father look after. Which might sound morbid, but I thought that it sounded like a lovely place.

The story is fast paced but even though the book is less than a 100 pages this feels like a full and vivid story. Morwenna has a good character arc and I just really liked her father. So often parents are just “there” or are part of the issues but Morwenna’s father is a solid and supporting parent and that’s really nice to read.

The Tide Singer is published 3rd March 2022

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