Beneath the Bridge

Beneath the Bridge


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ISBN-13: 9781550378580
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 09/04/2004
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 5 Years

About the Author

Hazel Hutchins is a master of compelling stories for young people. She has written more than twenty-five books for children and has won numerous awards, including the Mr. Christie's Book Award, the Silver Birch Award and inclusion in the White Raven Collection of the International Youth Library in Munich.

Ruth Ohi has illustrated many of Hazel Hutchins's picture books. Her joyous, sensitive, and humorous illustrations are familiar to families all over North America. This is Ohi's thirty-second book with Annick Press.


Two young children lying on their tummies on a small boardwalk and looking into the water below reminded me of all the times I'd looked down into water as a child. It led me in memory through all the larger and larger bridges I'd experienced over the years...from the creeks and coulees of my prairie childhood to the great rivers I later encountered, rivers that that fed directly into the wonder of the ocean itself and yet still linked with that first small creek.

Once the idea for "Bridges" began to take shape, the words began to flow lyrically, joyously across the page. Great joy and great sadness ... but it is joy that lifts us and carries us sweetly along.

It is joy that fills the book and it is Ruth Ohi's wonderful art that brings out all the richness along the way.

(P.S. I also had a wonderful time finding pictures of all kinds of amazing bridges to help Ruth have a large and marvelous selection to choose from as she worked on the illustrations.)

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