COAL DIGGING NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD
a launch for Joanne Schwartz and Sydney Smith's Town Is by the Sea > MAR 22
Groundwood Books invites you to meet author Joanne Schwartz and illustrator Sydney Smith at the launch for their new book, Town Is by the Sea. In Town Is by the Sea, a young boy enjoys a summer day while his thoughts constantly drift back to his father, currently digging for coal deep under the sea. Ask Schwartz and Smith questions you may have and get your books signed!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joanne Schwartz was born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Her first picture book, Our Corner Grocery Store, illustrated by Laura Beingessner, was nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. Her other books include City Alphabet and City Numbers, with photos by Matt Beam, and two Inuit folktales with Cape Dorset elder Qaunaq Mikkigak ― The Legend of the Fog, illustrated by Danny Christopher, and Grandmother Ptarmigan, illustrated by Qin Leng. Her most recent book is Pinny in Summer, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Joanne has been a children’s librarian for more than twenty-five years. She lives in Toronto.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Sydney Smith was born in rural Nova Scotia and has been drawing from an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated multiple children’s books, including the highly acclaimed wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers, conceived by Jon Arno Lawson, which won a Governor General’s Award, was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book and has been long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the illustrator of Grant and Tillie Go Walking by Monica Kulling and The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, both highly acclaimed. Sydney has received a number of other awards for his illustrations, including the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. He now lives in Toronto and works in a shared studio space in Chinatown.
launch for Town Is by the Sea
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Wednesday March 22, 7-9pm