McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award: Younger Category 2013 shortlistCome along to Pirate's Cove, where everyday magic lives in stones, shells, and the spacious sky. The enchantment of chi
McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award: Younger Category 2013 shortlist
Come along to Pirate's Cove, where everyday magic lives in stones, shells, and the spacious sky. The enchantment of childhood comes to life on every page of this charming tale as three young children enjoy a summer's day exploring in the splendor of the seaside and the natural world around them. Join them as they hunt for wishing stones, sea glass, and other simple treasures and drink in the brief but enduring beauty of a seemingly endless day in July. Marisa Hochman's lyrical poetry and the warmth of Bette Woodland's oil paintings evoke a beautiful truth: that simply looking and finding and being are the grandest adventures of all.
Marisa Hochman is a teacher, writer, poet and publisher. She was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she currently resides with her husband and three children. In her poetry and writing, Marisa comes from a place grounded in the honesty of personal experience. Drawing on her own memories, and the activities and interests of her children as sources of inspiration, Hochman weaves stories that have a timeless and universally appealing quality, illuminating the moments of eternity which can be found in small things and simple everyday activities.
Bette Woodland is a gold medalist from the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. She is widely known as a painter and printmaker with work in many private and corporate collections across Canada. Of primary interest to her as an artist is the effect of light on both the figure and landscape. Working from photographs and visual field notes, Woodland's paintings examine the transformative effects of light on day-today experience.