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Town Is by the Sea

Written by Joanne Schwartz and illustrated by Sydney Smith
Published by Groundwood Books
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$19.95
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5-9
Target Age
52
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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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Who Illustrated Town Is by the Sea

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Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a nscad University graduate, born and raised in Nova Scotia. He has won the Governor General’s Award, been short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has been listed twice on the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books list. Sydney lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1554988713
ISBN 13:
9781554988716
Publication Date:
April 11, 2017