Town Is by the Sea

Book Verdict

Town Is by the Sea

by Joanne Schwartz

Illustrations by Sydney Smith

First Release:

July 2017

ISBN: 9781554988716

Stunning illustrations show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781554988716
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Groundwood
    Page Count: 52
    Lexile: Level: AD550L
    Awards & Honors: 2018 Greenaway Medal Winner
    2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award Winner
    2018 MLA Mitten Award Honor
    Capitol Choices 2018, Seven to Ten
    ALSC Notable Children’s Books 2018, Younger
    CCBC Choices 2018 Choice: Picture Books for School-Age Children
    School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
    Horn Book Fanfare List 2017, Picture Books
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017, Picture Books
    Shelf Awareness 2017 Best Books of the Year, Picture Books
    The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2017
    The New York TimesNotable Children’s Books of 2017, Picture Books
    Brightly Best Children’s Books of 2017, According to Kids
    Booklist Top of the List Editor’s Choice, Fiction Middle Readers
    NPR’s Book Concierge, 2017 Great Reads
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 2017 Blue Ribbons, Picture Books
    2018 USBBY Outstanding International Books, Grades PreK–2
    The Washington Post Best Books Children’s Books of 2017, Picture Books
    Genre: Fic
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