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Gulf Islands Alphabet

Gulf Islands Alphabet


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This gorgeous picture book is now available in paperback! Gulf Islands Alphabet flows from letter to letter, island to island, blending the charms, natural beauty, character and values of this unique corner of the world. The inviting language and compelling illustrations take children and adults alike on an island-hopping journey through the south-western corner of British Columbia, Canada.

Delight as day dawns over the islands of DeCourcy, Discovery, and D'Arcy, or hike on over towards hide-away havens and heritage homesteads on isolated islets. Scan the ocean for orcas and octopi, oysters and otters while behind you raucous ravens raise a racket. The beautiful islands in the Salish Sea are explored in an enchanting manner and can be enjoyed whether you are in a cabin cradled in a cove, or on a boat that basks in the bay, a local or a visitor to this Pacific paradise.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772290110
Publisher: Simply Read Books
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Bronwyn Preece lives on the off-the-grid island of Lasqueti, BC. As an Applied Theatre practitioner and author, she focuses on fostering meaningful social and ecological dialogue through the arts. She was the youngest woman ever elected to the Islands Trust local government, serving two consecutive terms. Gulf Islands Alphabet was written while overlooking the Strait of Georgia, in a cabin run on solar and water-power. For more information on Bronwyn and the workshops she offers, visit:

Alex Walton was born in Jamaica, moved to England, then finally settled in British Columbia, Canada. Here, he learned to appreciate nature and the outdoors, which he often brings into his paintings. He studied art, earned a degree in Natural Resource Management, and has illustrated a number of children's books. For more information, visit

Read an Excerpt

From Gulf Islands Alphabet, by Bronwyn Preece, illustrated by Alex Walton:

"Around, Amongst And Amidst the Gulf Islands of Amazing British Columbia, we ...

Arrive through Active Pass, sighting Anchors being set by sailors, As we Admire Arbutus trees And Anemones Along ...

Beaches Bathed in a Bevy of Brambles and Berries, Bracken and Balsam. Beyond, Boats Bask in Bays around Bowen Island. Beside a Bluff, hikers ...

Clamber down a Cliff to a Cabin, Cradled in a Cove on Cortes Island, Crowned by a Colossal Cedar."

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