Town is by the Sea is an absolutely beautiful picture book. This beautiful story takes us through a summer day in the life of a young boy in Nova Scotia. As the boy goes about his day in a Canadian mining town, we see the sharp contrast of his sun filled days and his father’s dark says underground as a coal miner. The illustrations are stunning and although this sweet story takes place at a different time, the universal feelings of family and love are timeless. This is a quiet picture book ideal for sharing one on one.
Book reviewed by Amy S., Youth Outreach and Programming Assistant