Town is by the Sea is nominated for the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award.
Here is what the jury has said about the book:
“Town is By the Sea is the deceptively simple tale of a day in the life of a boy growing up in a small mining town… The beautiful illustrations make tremendous use of light and shadow throughout, emphasizing the contrast between the dazzling beauty of the sea-side town on a bright, sunny day with the ominous darkness of the mine waiting below… The reader is asked to see the contrasts of freedom and restriction, childhood and adulthood, choice and fate as the main character embraces who he is and who he longs to become.”
For more background on each of the books and their creators, see the CBC post.
Congratulations to the other authors and illustrators on the list.
It’s an honour to be in your company.