Gwyn's family has traveled from Vancouver to Nova Scotia, where they plan to make their new home in Mahone Bay. Gwyn doesn't care for the idea at all and, in fact, has sulked from the west coast to th
Gwyn's family has traveled from Vancouver to Nova Scotia, where they plan to make their new home in Mahone Bay. Gwyn doesn't care for the idea at all and, in fact, has sulked from the west coast to the east, unlike her little sister, Linden, who's caught up in the adventure. Gwyn only agreed to make the trip because her parents bribed her with three promises to be filled when they reached their destination.
Despite her unease, Gwyn begins to grow into this new place, and as the three promises are slowly delivered, she comes to agree with Linden that this is indeed "My Home Bay".
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"Subtle and evocative."
— Hamilton Spectator
"Lovely, detail-filled watercolours bring this story to life."
— Brandon Sun
"Captures a child's newly-arrived at sense of isolation."
— Books in Canada
Anne Laurel Carter
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was born in Don Mills, Ontario, in 1953. She left home at 17 to work on a kibbutz in Israel, then in England, France, and California. She returned home at 22 to complete a B.Ed. She taught in Cree communities of N. Quebec until hip dysplasia (the same condition that cripples golden retrievers) forced her to have her right hip rebuilt. It was months before she could walk again! She returned to Toronto to complete a M.Ed, and at 32-years old she got married and started a family.
works for publishers across North America from his Kitchener, Ontario, studio. His art is notable for its fine draftsmanship, humor and versatility of style. He is the illustrator of many children's picture books, including Bunnicula: Return to Howliday Inn, Good Families Don't, The Grand Escape, The Healing of Texas Juke and Carlotta's Kittens. Alan Daniel often collaborates with partner Lea Daniel.
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Alberta Children's Book of the Year Nominee (2004)
Alberta Book Illustration of the Year Award Nominee (2004)
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection (2004)