The Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow

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Richly colored paintings and a poetic text evoke the sights, sounds, and feelings of a perfect day at the seashore, from the shifting colors of the early morning sky to the sound of the waves to the feel of cold water on one's feet.
 

About Charlotte Zolotow

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Charlotte Zolotow, formerly Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro, was born June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia. Formerly an editor and publisher with what is now known as HarperCollins, she is best-known for writing more than 90 children's books. Zolotow began attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1929. She studied Swiss child psychologist, Jean Piaget's, developmental theories and also studied writing. Zolotow states that her studies help her "unite" her interest in art, writing, and child development. In 1998, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) at the Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Education established the Charlotte Zolotow Award. The Charlotte Zolotow Award is an American literary award presented annually for outstanding picture book writing published in the United States in the preceding year. Zolotow has two children: writer, Crescent Dragonwagon and poker tournament chamption, Stephen Zolotow. She was formerly married to the late Maurice Zolotow. Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of picture books, including his own "Yankee Doodle America", Robert Burleigh's "Into the Woods", and "Reaching for the Moon", written by Buzz Aldrin. Mr. Minor's work can be found in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and the Library of Congress. He lives with his wife, Florence, in Washington, Connecticut. Visit Wendell Minor at www.minorart.com.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by Perfection Learning. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Responding to her son's questions, a mother describes the sea he has never seen--what it's like to run in the surf in the early morning mist, marvel at the "smooth, pearly pink" of a shell, observe the sea birds, or feel the sun's warmth and the waves' chill.

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A boy's mother describes the shore in what PW termed ``tactile, vivid and musical images'';

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As in Sierra and Heartland, Minor's crisply detailed watercolors evoke place with imaginative accuracy and visual grace, and Zolotow's ( Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present ;

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