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Town Is by the Sea

In this picture book by Joanne Schwartz, a young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather’s grave 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.

Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith

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 with his family, 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. (From Groundwood Books)

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