The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom & Ireland Limited

Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray and Manuel Sumberac announced as Children's Indie Book of the Month for March

Orphans of the Tide

The Booksellers Association has announced Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray as its Children’s Indie Book of the Month for March.

 Murray’s debut novel, Orphans of the Tide tells the story of a mysterious boy who washes up on the shores of The City. Citizens believe he's the Enemy - the god who drowned the world - come again to cause untold chaos, and it’s up to Ellie, a fearless young inventor living in a workshop crammed with curiosities, to prove that he's innocent. 

 Orphans of the Tide is published by Puffin and is available in bookshops now. 

On the book’s selection author Struan Murray said, “Much of my childhood was spent exploring the independent bookshops of Edinburgh, each one a magical, unique treasure trove run by wise and passionate people. The work done by independent booksellers is nothing short of heroic and I am beyond delighted that they’ve picked Orphans of the Tide as their Book Of The Month for March.”

Illustrator Manuel Sumberac added, “It’s an honour to see Orphans of the Tide feature as the BA’s Book of the Month, I hope our readers enjoy reading it as much as I loved bringing Struan’s world to life.”

Gill Edwards, member of Booksellers Association Children’s Bookselling Group and owner of Little Ripon Bookshop said, “Just wow! Books don’t get more exciting than this! It starts with a whoosh and carries the reader along on a gigantic wave of fantastic storytelling!”

Independent bookshops around the UK and Ireland will be promoting Orphans of the Tide throughout March, both instore and on social media. The Booksellers Association will be supporting the promotion of the Children’s Indie Book of the Month through social media and promotional materials.