The Silence Seeker

The Silence Seeker


When a new family moves in next door, Joe's mum explains that they are asylum seekers. Joe hears that they are silence seekers, especially as Mum adds that they need peace and quiet. When he sees a young boy from the family sitting disconsolately on the steps, Joe decides to help him find a quiet place in the noisy and chaotic city.

A simple, moving story which is the perfect way to gently open discussion around the refugee crisis.


  • Explores the vibrancy and diversity of city life through gritty, yet child-friendly illustrations that are beautifully atmospheric and evocative
    Booktrust Best Book Guide

About the authors

Ben Morley

Ben has been teaching for 15 years and has worked all over the world, from Poland to Borneo, China to London. He is now living and working in Singapore and feels like staying put for a while.

He is married to Heloise, a designer, and they have four children...Lyra, Rocco, Otis and Milo. He loves football, snakes and going on adventures. The Silence Seeker is his first book for children... but, hopefully,not his last.
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Carl Pearce (Illustrator)

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