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A West Coast Summer

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To the sea, to the sea,

who or what waits here for me?

Pairing two dozen of Carol Evans’s wonderful watercolours with a lilting rhyming story by Caroline Woodward, A West Coast Summer tells of a timeless, idyllic season where “Sea salt in the air floats everywhere / and cedars smell so sweet beside the shore.” Children race bikes along sand flats, search under logs and in ti
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2018 by Harbour Publishing
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Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing

A West Coast Summer is a visually stunning story of all that is perfect about summer. Spending the days exploring, fishing, dancing, making memories and more with family and friends.

First I have to take a moment to acknowledge the illustrations - these are water colours and they are so beautifully painted with attention to details, that a few times I had to look closer as I thought they were a photograph. I do water colours in my spare time (although I have found with my second child and both in
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Caroline Woodward is a writer and lighthouse keeper on Lennard Island Lightstation, near Tofino, B.C. She writes short and long fiction, poetry, children's picture books, for children aged 8-11, non-fiction essays and articles, sound pieces for radio and assorted other ephemera.
She grew up on a homestead in the north Peace River region of B.C. without benefit of electricity, TV, running water, co