Town is by the Sea

Author(s): Joanne Schwartz; Sydney Smith

Children | Picture Books

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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An atmospheric, haunting story about a young boy whose father digs for coal beneath the sea. The Bookseller

Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is the author of a number of children's books including Our Corner Grocery Store, which was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Joanne has been a children's librarian for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.

General Fields

  • : 9781406377385
  • : Walker Books Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Walker Books Australia
  • : April 2017
  • : 215mm X 280mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 813/.6
  • : 52
  • : Joanne Schwartz; Sydney Smith
  • : Hardback