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TOWN IS BY THE SEA

Cover of: Town Is by the Sea
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schwartz
Author's First Name: 
Joanne
Illustrator's First Name: 
Sydney
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Smith
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Month: 
April
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Schwartz compares a boy’s daily activities in a shimmering seaside town with those of his father who mines coal underground. His evocative language and strategically repeated phrases combine with Smith’s ink and watercolor scenes to paint a powerful portrait of the life of a coal family and what the boy’s future will likely be. Smith’s strong black lines and shadows speak for themselves in this provocative story. Wendy Lukehart