Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: 1 to 4
Whether it’s a treasure hunt on Jewell Island, Maine, a sunny afternoon on the rocks at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, or a dip in the ocean on Prince Edward Island, life by the sea is fun. This gloriously illustrated picture book is a celebration of all things coastal: humpback whales, teeming wildlife, and most of all, people who make their homes by the ocean. Seaside life is shown in twenty-six magnificent illustrations. The alliterative text and the detailed notes at the back make the book as informative as it is beautiful. For those lucky enough to have visited the coast, as well as those who only dream of the sea, this book is a feast for the eyes and for the spirit.
About the authors
grew up a Pier Girl in Whitney Pier, Cape Breton. Her critically acclaimed first book, A Seaside Alphabet, was published by Penguin Random House. She lives north of Toronto.
Born in New Jersey, Susan received her professional training from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia and the New School in New York. She moved to Canada in 1980, and has made Halifax, Nova Scotia her home. Working predominantly as a painter, Susan illustrated her first book in 2000, and has received the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration, and the Mayor’s Award for Brave Jack and the Unicorn. Her work is consistently chosen by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a starred selection for the Our Choice Award. In describing her artwork, Susan states: "I breathe real life into my images—the sounds, smells, colors, and idiosyncrasies of specific places and the people who inhabit them."
Other titles by Donna Grassby
Other titles by Susan Tooke
Dusty Dreams and Troubled Waters
A Story of HMCS Sackville and the Battle of the Atlantic
The City Speaks in Drums (pb)
Lasso the Wind
Aurelia's Verses and other Poems
City Speaks In Drums Book & CD
City Speaks In Drums
B is for Bluenose
A Nova Scotia Alphabet
F is for Fiddlehead
A New Brunswick Alphabet