Town Is by the Sea

byJoanne SchwartzIllustratorSydney Smith

August 26, 2019|
Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz
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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.

Title:Town Is by the Sea
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:August 26, 2019
Publisher:Groundwood Books Ltd
Appropriate for ages:3 - 5
ISBN - 13:9781773062877

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