A West Coast Summer

A West Coast Summer


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To the sea, to the sea,

who or what waits here for me?

Pairing two dozen of Carol Evans’s wonderful watercolours with a lilting rhyming story by Caroline Woodward, A West Coast Summer tells of a timeless, idyllic season where “Sea salt in the air floats everywhere / and cedars smell so sweet beside the shore.” Children race bikes along sand flats, search under logs and in tide pools for tiny creatures, jig at the dock for herring, dance at a totem raising ceremony, pick berries, make memories and leave footprints in the sand.

Evans’s illustrations capture the jubilation of children exploring the seashore, inspiring young readers to take their own journey to the sea to discover who or what waits for them in the Pacific Northwest—and learn that the best memories are those shared with family and friends.

Readers of all ages will enjoy this charming collaboration, sure to become a West Coast children’s classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550178432
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Carol Evans ’s work has achieved international acclaim as part of many group exhibitions and private collections worldwide. Her art has been published in West Coast: Homeland of Mist (SummerWild Productions, 1992), Releasing the Light (Raincoast Books, 1997), and the bestselling The Shores We Call Home (Harbour Publishing, 2010). She lives on Saltspring Island, BC, with husband Bryn King.

Caroline Woodward is the author of the children’s books The Village of Many Hats (Oolichan Books, 2012) and Singing Away the Dark (Simply Read Books, 2010). She has also written books for adults, including a bestselling memoir, Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper (Harbour Publishing, 2015). She lives and works as a lightkeeper on the Lennard Island Lightstation, near Tofino, BC, with husband Jeff George. Learn more about her at www.carolinewoodward.ca.

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