Children's Hardcover Book, Winning the Girl of the Sea, Brenda Silsbe, Fiction, Illustrated, Kid's Story, Storybook


Children's Hardcover Book, Winning the Girl of the Sea, Brenda Silsbe, Fiction, Illustrated, Kid's Story, Storybook

A wonderful children's hardcover book called Winning the Girl of the Sea by Brenda Silsbe. This fictional book is beautifully illustrated by Alice Priestly. Age Range 5 - 7 Years

"One day a girl washed up on the beach. After she wiped the seaweed out of her eyes, she looked around. Everything seemed strange. She couldn't remember who she was or where she came from. Along came two walkers. "So begins this fantastic story of a lost girl and an unusual family. Peg and Mumblety invite her to come home with them, right on top of a volcano. They found their oldest boy while digging in the ash garden, the second came shooting out of the volcano, and the third blew in on a northeast gale. The girl likes what she sees and hears, but asks her new friends to return the next day for her answer. They leave her alone. "We don't keep children," they say reassuringly. That night she dreams of magical adventures, swimming in the sea, floating in a hot air balloon and flying above the desert. She wakes with an answer.

Brenda Silsbe was born October 10, 1953 in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. In 1977 she received a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia and returned to Terrace to teach primary school. Silsbe had her first work of children's fiction published in 1989 by Annick Press.

Alice Priestley (born 1962) is a children's writer and illustrator. She has illustrated or written twelve books, published by Annick Press, Key Porter Books, and Second Story Press. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she studied fine art and English at the University of Toronto. Priestley lives in Toronto with her family

10 3/4 inches in length
8 1/2 inches in width
Published by Annick Press Ltd.--1994
Illustrations byAlice Priestley

This book is in Fine condition. Binding is in perfect condition. This book is like new and has no marks and is still crisp.

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