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Town Is by the Sea
by Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith


Overview - A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a simple family dinner, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea. Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers , show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a simple family dinner, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea. Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Sidewalk Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig.

With curriculum connections to communities and the history of mining, this beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a maritime mining town will enthrall children and move adult readers.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781554988716
  • ISBN-10: 1554988713
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 52
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 11 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-)
Books > Juvenile Fiction > People & Places - Canada - General

 
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