Waterman's Child by Barbara Mitchell

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Young Annie begins with her great grandmother and tells about her family's life as fishermen on Chesapeake Bay.

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Daniel San Souci was born in San Franciscoin 1948, and grew up across the Bay in Berkeley, California. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. In 1978, Daniel illustrated his first book, The Legend of Scarface, A Blackfeet Indian Tale, which his brother Robert retold. San Souci is especially highly regarded for his detailed portraits of wildlife. He teaches graduate students at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he is also a member of the Advisory Board. San Souci has won numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book for The Legend of Scarface, NSTA-CBC and American Bookseller awards for North Country Night, which he also wrote, and many others. Over his twenty-year career as an author and illustrator, he has published nearly fifty children¿s books, including thirteen with his brother, Robert.
Published April 28, 1997 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A fictional--though closely researched--account of four generations on Tilghman Island in the Chesapeake Bay, tracing their joys and hardships from the turn of the century through the Depression and WW II, and into the 1960s, when increasing pollution in the bay and mysterious diseases in the oys...

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From its start, the young narrator links her family's history to the bountiful Bay, noting that her great-grandma married a waterman at a bayside church ""when the Bay was brimming with oyster boats and wind-filled sails reached for the sky like flocks of snowy gulls."" By tale's end, the waterwa...

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