The Specific Ocean

The story of one child’s encounter and connection with the ocean. It is a tale for the outdoorsy and indoorsy, for those who have already found their magical place in nature and for those who are still searching.

First the girl didn’t want to come.
Now she doesn’t want to leave.
Wash, swash, splush, hush.
She wants to carry this ocean home with her—a bowlful,
a glassful—back to the city.
But her brother says the ocean would be less.
Shine, shimmer, gleam, glow.
How will she keep it with her?

The Specific Ocean

To pur­chase The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear, please visit your local inde­pen­dent bookseller.