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Town is by the sea

By: Schwartz, Joanne Smith, Sydney(Illustrated by)

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1406378860 / 9781406378863
Paperback
05/04/2018
60 in stock Need More ?
England
21 x 29 cm 50 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour)
Children / Juvenile  Learn More
Quiz No: 232869, Points 0.50, Book Level 3.40,
Early Years - Key Stage 1 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2017.

While a young boy enjoys a summer's day, his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep under the sea. "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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