Town Is by the Sea (Paperback)
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Town Is by the Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 52 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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Longlisted for The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018

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.

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.

Stunning 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.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406378863
Number of pages: 52
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 211 x 282 x 4 mm


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'An atmospheric, haunting story about a young boy whose father digs for coal beneath the sea.' - The Bookseller

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