Town Is by the Sea

byJoanne SchwartzIllustratorSydney Smith

April 1, 2017|
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Winner of CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
Winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award

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 with his family, 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 Canadian history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a Cape Breton mining town will enthrall children and move adult readers.

Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is the author of Town Is by the Sea, illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, among many other honors. Her first picture book, Our Corner Grocery Store, illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was nominated ...
Title:Town Is by the SeaFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:52 pages, 8.25 X 11 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:52 pages, 8.25 X 11 X 0.3 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554988713

ISBN - 13:9781554988716

Appropriate for ages: 5

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