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  • A Seaside Alphabet
  • Written by Donna Grassby
    Illustrated by Susan Tooke
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780887769382
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A Seaside Alphabet

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Whether it’s a treasure hunt on Jewell Island, Maine, a sunny afternoon on the rocks at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia, or a dip in the ocean on Prince Edward Island, life by the sea is fun. This gloriously illustrated picture book is a celebration of all things coastal: humpback whales, teeming wildlife, and most of all, people who make their homes by the ocean. Seaside life is shown in twenty-six magnificent illustrations. The alliterative text and the detailed notes at the back make the book as informative as it is beautiful. For those lucky enough to have visited the coast, as well as those who only dream of the sea, this book is a feast for the eyes and for the spirit.

From the Hardcover edition.
Donna Grassby|Susan Tooke

About Donna Grassby

Donna Grassby - A Seaside Alphabet
Donna Grassby trained as a nurse in her native Nova Scotia. Although she now lives near Toronto, she returns to her beloved Atlantic Coast every year. A Seaside Alphabet is her first book.

New Jersey born Susan Tooke is a talented and versatile artist who creates painted murals, landscapes, and portraits, as well as digital imaging montages. Her works have been exhibited across North America and can be found in collections in California, Washington, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, and Alabama. This is her first picture book.

About Susan Tooke

Susan Tooke - A Seaside Alphabet

Photo © Diana Church

Susan Tooke is an award-winning artist whose repertoire includes painted murals, landscapes, portraits, and digital imaging montages. She has exhibited her artwork across North America. She has illustrated three picture books with Tundra, including A Seaside Alphabet, A Fiddle for Angus, and Full Moon Rising, for which she was awarded the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in Illustration from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Born in New Jersey, Susan Tooke now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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