Town is by the Sea

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While a young boy enjoys a summer's day, his thoughts constantly return to his father, who is digging for coal deep under the sea. Stunning illustrations by Sydney Smith, the award-winning illustrator of Footpath Flowers, show the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. This beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of mining history to life.

The ever-present ocean and inevitable pattern of life in a mining town will enthral children and move adult readers, as a young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather's grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.

  • 52 pages
  • rhythmic text
  • visual contrasts light and dark
  • sense of place
  • mining communities
  • themes destiny, aspiration, tradition, family

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