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My Home Bay

by (author) Anne Laurel Carter

illustrated by Alan Daniel & Lea Daniel

Publisher
Red Deer Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2003
Category
General, General, Emigration & Immigration
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780889952843
    Publish Date
    Jun 2003
    List Price
    $6.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

Gwyn's family has traveled from Vancouver to Nova Scotia, where they plan to make their new home in Mahone Bay. Gwyn doesn't care for the idea at all and, in fact, has sulked from the west coast to the east, unlike her little sister, Linden, who's caught up in the adventure. Gwyn only agreed to make the trip because her parents bribed her with three promises to be filled when they reached their destination.

Despite her unease, Gwyn begins to grow into this new place, and as the three promises are slowly delivered, she comes to agree with Linden that this is indeed "My Home Bay".

About the authors

Anne Laurel Carter was born in Don Mills, Ontario. She has suffered from a bad case of wanderlust all of her life, which has taken her all over the world. In between travelling, Anne completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education. Anne loves working with children, and became an ESL and French teacher. She is also the mother of four children, but still finds time to read and write. Anne currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she works full-time as a teacher-librarian.
Anne is a multi award-winning author of several books for children. Her picturebook Under a Prairie Sky (Orca, 2004) won the Mr. Christie's Book Award in 2003.

 

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Alan Daniel is a painter and illustrator whose work is characterized by its energy and fine draftsmanship. His skills were honed in the studio of J. Merle Smith who, along with master watercolorist Kalman Banitz, provided a rigorous art education. A Kitchener resident for many years, Alan draws inspiration from the city, from the colours and contours of the landscape surrounding it and from rocky Muskoka where he summers. Well-known for his paintings of water, ranging from a springtime river to fierce ocean storms, he was commissioned to create several paintings for The Sea is At Our Gates, a movie created to celebrate the Canadian Navy. The human face and figure as well as birds and animals are also frequent subjects. Alan's work has been exhibited at the National Library of Canada; the Gallery/Stratford; York University, Toronto; Mable's Fables, Toronto; Homer Watson Gallery; Kitchener Public Art Gallery; Kitchener Public Library; Aaron Gallery, Waterloo; Hunsberger Gallery, St. Jacobs; Staircase Gallery, New York City; KOR Gallery, Kitchener; Canada at Bologna exhibit; in Paris at an exhibit to celebrate Quebec City's designation as a World Heritage Site. Alan's work space is located in Globe Studios Artists Co-op where he paints and teaches. He is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children.

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Lea Daniel has collaborated with her partner Alan Daniel on 23 books in the Songbox Series as well as My Home Bay, The Best Figure Skater in the Whole World and Sody Salleratus, which earned them the MR. CHRISTIE BOOK AWARD. Lea is the author of Drummer and Finnger's War and has two short plays produced.

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Editorial Reviews

"Subtle and evocative."
Hamilton Spectator

"Lovely, detail-filled watercolours bring this story to life."
Brandon Sun

"Captures a child's newly-arrived at sense of isolation."
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