Surrounded by Sea: Life on a New England Fishing Island by Gail Gibbons, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Surrounded by Sea: Life on a New England Fishing Island

Surrounded by Sea: Life on a New England Fishing Island

by Gail Gibbons
     
 

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Discover what life is like season by season when you're surrounded by the sea. See the ferry that brings people and supplies to the island and the fisherman preparing their nets for the summer fishing season. Learn about the significance of buoys, the workings of lobster traps, and the variety of boats you can see from the shore.

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Discover what life is like season by season when you're surrounded by the sea. See the ferry that brings people and supplies to the island and the fisherman preparing their nets for the summer fishing season. Learn about the significance of buoys, the workings of lobster traps, and the variety of boats you can see from the shore.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- Gibbons's penchant for creating interesting, informative nonfiction books for young children appears to be fathomless. Here, she opens the world of island living to mainlanders, providing insight into the activities that occupy the islanders' way of life. The informative text and illustrations transcend the seasons and detail the changes that take place there. The uncluttered, cartoonlike illustrations are clearly labeled and show, for example, the various kinds of boats to be found, how a lobster is trapped, the different kinds of nets used in deep sea fishing, and the tiny village itself, nestled among the rocks and dunes. Life on the island is insular, but for those who live there, it is never dull. Bright and cheerful describe the watercolor pictures, and they are in total complement to the brief text on each page. Clean in appearance, the book offers insightful information in a manner as fresh as a sea breeze. It lends itself naturally to units on where and how others live. Children will want to be Surrounded by Sea as soon as they spy the colorful dust jacket. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823419418
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
941,847
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Whether she's in her solar house in Corinth, Vermont, or in her summer home on an island off the cost of Maine, Gail Gibbons lives surrounded by nature. It is her curiosity for how nature works that has led her into such a successful career as a children's book author and illustrator. Before creating chilren's books, she worked for NBC television. She has published fity titles with Holiday House. Visit her on the Web at www.gailgibbons.com.

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