Town Is by the Sea

Hardcover
Author: Joanne Schwartz
Illustrator: Sydney Smith
Publish Date: April 2017
Pages: 52
This book will publish April 2017.
It will ship as soon as stock is available.
Price: $19.95
 

Details

Publisher: Groundwood Books
ISBN: 1554988713

Book 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.

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