A look into a day in the life of a coal miner’s son living in a town by the sea. As he goes through his day, spending time at his usual spots, his thoughts turn to his father working underground. This quiet story with its visually arresting depictions of the sea captured our hearts from the first page turn. One of our favorites last year, and one of the most beautiful books published in 2017.
Town Is by the Sea was written by Joanne Schwartz, illustrated by Sydney Smith and published by Groundwood Books.