Adam Baron

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Boy Underwater

book | Fiction | Jun 2018
World → HarperCollins (Ed. Nick Lake & Sarah Hughes)

Cymbeline Igloo (yes, really!) has NEVER been swimming

Not ever. Not once.

But how hard can it be? He’s Googled front crawl and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready.

What he’s not ready for is the accident at the pool or how it leads his mum to a sudden breakdown.

Now, with the help of friends old and new, Cymbeline must solve the mystery of why his mum never took him near water and it will turn his whole life upside down.

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Reviews

Adam Baron... has a light touch and brings humour to difficult subjects such as mental health and child mortality. So, why not come in? The water's lovely.

The Times

This poignant novel is about love and loss, but, told from the viewpoint of a child too young to grasp all that grown-ups do, it is also funny. With evocative monochrome illustrations, it bears you up as soon as you plunge in.

Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

A wonderful story, moving and funny

Ross Welford

Involving and wryly funny, full of tenderness, eccentricity and intriguing meditations on the function of art, this story of grief, depression and the different facets of identity is well-served by Benji Davies’s thoughtful illustrations.

The Guardian

The witty humour and dialogue are the perfect foil to the unresolved grief and anxiety that underpin this impressive debut

Daily Mail