Boy of the Deeps by DK Publishing

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"Take care, my son," says James's mother on the day James goes underground to work with his father. "You know the deeps is dangerous." The deeps--coal mines of Cape Brenton--are dangerous, but James is old enough now to do a man's work. This distinctive book offers a dramatic picture of a life few children today can even imagine. Illustrations reminiscent of Thomas Hart Benton let readers experience the darkness of the mines--and the exhilaration of a good day's work.
 

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Ian Wallace works at the Art Gallery of Ontario and as a freelance artist.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Dk Pub. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Unfortunately, however, ""His legs were getting longer, but the rest of him was staying the same size."" According to his observant older brother, Wallace is ""growing down."" Zarin's descriptions of Wallace successfully highlight his grotesquerie (""He looked like a kite at the end of a string""...

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Wallace (Chin Chiang and the Dragons Dance) takes his inspiration from his grandfathers experience in the coal mines for this suspenseful picture book set in Cape Breton in Nova Scotia.

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