Sea Change

Sea Change

Book - 2016
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One summer can change your whole life. As soon as school lets out, Eliot's parents send him to the very edge of the world: a fishing village in a remote part of Nova Scotia. And what does the small town of Point Aconi have to offer? Bugs, bullies and grumpy old men. But along the way, Eliot discovers much more - a hidden library, starry nights and a mysterious girl named Mary Beth.

Critically acclaimed author and artist Frank Viva ( Outstanding in the Rain ) brings us this warm, funny and innovatively designed coming-of-age story. See Point Aconi through Eliot's eyes, as he finds that this place he never wanted to visit is becoming a home he doesn't want to leave.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Tundra Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781101918524
Characteristics: 115 pages : colour illustrations, colour map


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Jul 30, 2019

I checked this out for my 12 year old, and ended up loving and reading it myself with absolute delight. It's sweet, thoughtful, funny and intriguing for ANYONE who has ever been a child. (Which is all of us isn't it?) :) This coming of age story is something we can all relate to. ox

0Charlie Jul 20, 2017

A lovely telling of a boy forced into an unknown situation for the summer - visiting with relatives he's never met, in a town he's never been before. The situations are believable and the characters are nuanced and realistic - nobody is all bad or all good. Recommended.

samdog123 Nov 29, 2016

Never judge a book by its cover! This one was less than appealing, yet this 2017 Red Maple nominee turned out to be so enjoyable! When Eliot's Mom sends him out to a small town in Nova Scotia for the summer, he thinks his life is over. Gradually as he gets to know his Uncle and makes some friends, he really comes to care for this small town and its inhabitants. Its a really charming, heartwarming story that deserves the nomination.

Aug 22, 2016

I originally thought this book was for adults, but really it's suitable for ten year old boys. Generic, themes of bullying, and environmentalism are hinted at, but I can't think of any reason to recommend this book to anyone.

Aug 19, 2016

Written in a manner similar to Geronimo Stilton, where the text takes on picture form at times. Great for a reluctant reader as the theme is not "childish."

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