Town Is by the Sea

by Joanne Schwartz
illustration by Sydney Smith

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Schwartz’s quiet story, in a small mining town, is told from a young boy’s point of view. A typical day is described in its routine: “It goes like this — “. Smith’s evocative illustrations beautifully capture and juxtapose the parallel lives of the boy and his miner father working underground. As he waits for his father’s return from the sometimes dangerous depths, the inevitability of his own future is suggested too.

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Town Is by the Sea © 2017 written by Joanne Schwartz, illustrations © 2017 by Sydney Smith. Reproduced with permission of Groundwood Books Limited.