Painted Fences

bySara CassidyIllustratorSydney Barnes

October 20, 2020|
Painted Fences by Sara Cassidy
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A charming and evocative story within a story, exploring themes of wartime resourcefulness, local history, friendship, and the reverberations of the past in the present day.

On a beautiful spring day in Victoria's James Bay neighbourhood, eight-year-old Esther takes a walk with her great-grandfather on his birthday. On the same street and the same date, but seventy-five years earlier, two enterprising young boys go door to door offering to give people's fences a fresh coat of paint so that they can earn a few extra cents in an era of wartime austerity.

These parallel timelines converge as Esther's great-grandfather pauses to show her an old fence with multi-coloured layers of peeling paint. He recognizes the avocado-green layer that he painted with his friend one spring day, way back in 1945-an unforgettable birthday that ended up being V-E Day, when the Allies defeated the Nazis in World War II. Through whimsical illustrations and vivid characters, this simple story shows how a pivotal event in history affects ordinary people and brings generations closer together.

Sara Cassidy is the author of over a dozen books for young readers, including Scallywag on the Salish Sea, The Moon Is a Silver Pond, Helen’s Birds, and A Boy Named Queen. Her books have received numerous accolades and starred reviews, and have been shortlisted for multiple awards such as the Silver Birch Express, the Chocolate Lily, t...
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Title:Painted FencesFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 10 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 10 X 0.98 inPublished:October 20, 2020Publisher:HERITAGE HOUSELanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772033510

ISBN - 13:9781772033519

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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