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Description - Town Is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz

"An atmospheric, haunting story" - The BooksellerStunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Footpath Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. This beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of mining history to life. The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a mining town will enthral children and move adult readers, as a young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781406378863
ISBN-10: 1406378860
Format: Paperback / softback
(211mm x 282mm x 4mm)
Pages: 52
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joanne Schwartz

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. Sydney Smith has illustrated multiple children's books, including The White Cat and the Monk, written by Jo Ellen Bogart, and the highly acclaimed Footpath Flowers, which was a New York Times Children's Book of the Year, a winner of the Governor General Award for Illustration and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Born in Nova Scotia in Canada, Sydney now lives in Toronto. Find him online at hutten.org/sydney and on Twitter as @sydneydraws.

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